"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

At The Water’s Edge



Oru Venal Puzhayil:

“Ripples flow out to the green banks.
For many births my heart has been searching for you.
In a heaven which is covered by sun beams,
In a cage which is wrapped with fragrant leaves,
I am being awakened from my meditation because of an enchanted butterfly:
Because of you…”


Though music, language and customs may vary, romantic sentiments across the continents remain remarkably constant.

Picture taken in Fort Cochin
Music and verse of lyrics taken from a popular Malayalam song
Translation freely adapted without permission, from Lyrics Translate

2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    What beautiful light you’ve captured.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    • Thank you.

      It is actually a beach scene. When the tide is out water-hyacinths drift down from the lake and backwaters. Most of them return once the tide turns.

      November 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

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