Reminder

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.

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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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