Sunday, 22 December 2013

Kerala - LMS

Green is the color of everything

Kerala 
where green is not the color of envy, because it is the color of everything.
where palmyra rhymes with coconut and raindrops serve for rhythm.
where water wages love and war, enriches land and redraws maps,
where roofs slope steeper than hills.

Where field is garden, garden is grove, groves are woods;
  and wood is material form function and philosophy, 
    and wood shapes thought as much as Man shapes wood.

Where custom is as rigid as attitudes are mellow; 
where tradition is pride and pride is tradition; 
and spices serve to supplement, not sublimate. 

Where oil lamps flicker in subdued splendor 
alongside the fluorescent grandeur of unabashed modernity.


Water, palmyra, coconut

Wood shapes thought
and Thought shapes wood

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