The illustrious son of the soil

never forgot his roots

his heart restless

in the barren cityscape

in order to escape

the ordinariness of

much hyped fast-paced,

modern city life

he created vertical gardens,

rus-in-urbe to remind him

of his idyllic and scenic country life.

18 thoughts on “Reminder

  1. This is beautiful, Punam and reminds me of the Irish who left their country to settle in other countries. They would put a handful of soil into their pockets and sprinkle it at the foundation of their new homes. I can understand that those who come from rural settings see the cityscape as barren – without foliage. I was one of them for a long time and though there were green belts it wasn’t the same. I prefer the real deal and not theillusion 🙂

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  2. This poetry has a very warm feel to it
    Just the thought of creating a corner of you home in your so called home is so good.It happens with everyone I guess who lives there home/homeland/Mother’s house(daughters).We create a small place in that new space which resembles our own home

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