Our Planet

The First Rain

The First Rain   Majestic, gray clouds wheel past dark peaks. Wind rushes in. The flutter of banana leaves grows tremulous. Droplets of rain pelt down on age-old canopies. Cues to a drama about to unfold.   Like wind-up clocks, ox-drawn carts, schoolboys on bikes, and barefoot peasants hauling in the harvest criss-cross the horizon … Continue reading »

Quiet Space

Rain on the Mountain

Atop my cold mountain, Mother Nature turned sky to sea and tipped it earthwards With a mischievous eye, She winks at me, calls me as a witness to her untamed fantasy. Oceanic waves cascade over window and roof, boulder and wood, valleys and knolls, reverberating its drumbeat breath through day and night into every infinitesimal … Continue reading »