In the lap of Nature I sit
Surrounded by greenery
No matter which side I turn to
Beautiful tall & not so tall trees
Standing proudly, adorned in–
Different shades of silver, green & brown
Some crowned with dazzling blossoms
While others with-
Varied shaped glossy foliage
A soft rhythmical music greets me
With the gentle breeze..
The rustling leaves on the trees
The dry ones on the ground
Sing in different notes of high & low
Soothing balm it is to the heart & mind
The medley of birds compose
Their own unique music
Flying across the sky
Perching on the trees..
Hopping from branch to branch
Swooping to the ground
Gently alighting on the shimmering water
They flit & dance while sipping it
Their fluttering wings —
Enchant the water to do the rippling dance
Oh, what an awesome sight it is!
The sunrise embellishes the vegetation
The birds & the animals
All bedecked in orangish golden hue-
Appear ever so fresh & lively..
Like a blushing bride!
The sunset’s ruddy shawl enwraps–
The surrounding in its folds–
Oh how majestic it looks–
In its bridal clothes!
What a breathtaking view it is!
As the eyes glide over the landscape
I see stretched out far & wide
A green velvety carpet
Strewn with confetti of–
Colourful flowers & leaves
The Peacock walks in elegantly
With the Turkey following its friend
The Cockatoo alights on the deck
Like a sentinel it looks around
I sit in the verandah completely enthralled.
Transported to a heavenly world
Inundated with exquisite flora
And in the background I can hear–
Nature’s sweetest incomparable music
Along with the pit a pat of rainfall
How very picturesque everything looks
Around this country side house
In the midst of a forest!
I thank God for His blessings
His greatest gift to us, the humans…
Who forget to stop & admire
In the mad rush of day to day work
That adds to a stressful life
Wake up humans–
Soak yourself in this unparalleled balmy spa
A warehouse of natural remedies and–
The best healer of all ailments & pains it is!
~ Anuradha S. Bannore