Apr 21, 2012

The yellow house...



Stepped out of my car; the air wasn't mellow;
The sun was warm and the wind was calm.
With Mangalore tiles and painted yellow-
A farmer’s house by the coconut palm.
The door was locked, the well was dry;
No sign of life- Can you guess why?
Once green and fertile: His paddy land;
Now My site – A layout planned!

30 comments:

  1. Typical village house!

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  2. In south i see that people use quite bright colours to paint the exteriors...

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  3. Well penned and captured! Life under palms is always pleasure... :)

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  4. Hello Ashok,

    Lovely photo and a lovely poem penned down by stating the actual situation. Many old houses and structures are being dismantled and lying in ruins on account of development and modernity. Paddy fields being destroyed for high rise buildings or laying roads. Man destroys nature in the name of development and progress. Well, future generations will suffer in the long run.

    Best wishes,
    Joseph

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  5. thats a nice shot!

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  6. Lovely cottage in scenic surroundings !

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  7. Nice house and beautiful colors.

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  8. A beautifully composed image Ashok.
    Happy Sunday to you!

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  9. has a wonderful lilt!!

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  10. lovely words & the imagery...nice!

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  11. A lovely depiction , Ashok!

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  12. Have a happy stay!

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  13. Perfect words and pictures.

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  14. The imagery was beautiful!

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  15. build something nice there!

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  16. Well I hope for the best for that project ~

    Cheers ~

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  17. I like that little yellow house - a lot!

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  18. love the rhymes in this poem, very catchy. :)

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  19. This looks like a typical home, during the 80s . A single house, with a palm tree. Looks great.

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  20. That's a beautiful shot!

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  21. WOW.. life would have been precious for those who lived in this ambience. But sad such things are turning into apartment complexes, taking the soul outta that place!

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  22. Lovely shot!
    But sad too for this is reality, one has to abandon the roots sometime or the other .........

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  23. hey ashok i never knew that u are a poet :) wow very nice to read it with ur professional touch :) ;keep writing more & more!

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  24. I like your photography and Travel section a lot...

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  25. I like your travel and Photography section a lot...

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  26. Lovely words and photo, Ashok!!!

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