M.D Dinesh Nair (Thrissur/Vijayawada)
THE BLUNDERS ON NATURE`S INFINITY
On the heights of mountains and valleys with dark depths
Alas! Man searches for beauty and gets mesmerized by it.
What a Himalayan blunder it is!
A historian will tell tales of his misdeeds later.
Nature bans him from frequenting such places
She is there in her infinite charms like the nymph in her private chamber
Why should he go there to feel her presence?
A fantasy may better satiate him and he may live long.
Man has to live in regions where the gregarious feel is in prime
And he has to relish nature`s plenty from the plate of common mould.
He ought not to go unto the caves of nature`s ecstasies ever
As living a life is wiser than dying for no cause.
Man rejoices in times of his adventures unwarranted
He blames it on gods and machinery when they turn into misadventures!
While confessing to have a ‘man`s particle’ in me too
I beseech from my heart, “Man, thou be within thy limits”.
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
Thousands of pilgrims and natives of the mountainous region perished and even as on today many are reportedly missing with the google website showing no UTTARKHAND in its map and the word ' disaster ' denoting the landscape.
The 'holy shrines' of Kedarnath and Badrinath are devastated in their totality and I am wondering why man goes in search of gods at high altitudes! Is`nt it better if gods, if they are there, come down to man instead? The devotees, please forgive me..