From Shadow To Light
For the south Indian tropics, there is no Spring.
The seasons are marked instead by the arrival and departure of monsoon storms.
In the more temperate climes of New Mexico, winter has reduced the trees
To stark architectural forms.
The transition from short days
And meshed skies
To lengthening light
And nature’s gentle reawakening
Brings relief and delight.
Returning to New York
I find it transformed to a City of Blossoms
Scents and Shadows
White blossom and caged shadow.
But despite the beauty of Spring and sweet melancholy of Autumn, just a few days of winter is enough to remind me why I choose to live in the lush and sultry sunlight of Malabar.