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Monday, January 7, 2008

Lone Tree - Poem by Ravikiran Arakkal


It stood on the walkway,
In the paddy field,
Alone, with branches,
Spreading out,
giving away a shade,
To the passersby,
Some of whom stood
Under it's cool shade,
Enjoying the passing wind,
It carried many a bird,
Nested, rested
On it's branches,
In the night it looked
Like a ghost,
But alone looking
At the moon and stars,
Refreshed i the morning,
It continued it's stand,
All alone in the field.

Ravikiran Arakkal

The Hindu Temple shown here is the Valliyoorkkavu Temple in Kerala. Valliyoorkkavu Bhagavathi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. It is located in the tribal areas of Wayanad hills at Valliyoorkavu, 3 km from Mananthavady in Wayanad District. The annual festival is held in March. The traditional ritual art of Kalamezhuthu and an array of folk art forms are performed during this festival. The tribal also perform dances to the accompaniment of native percussion instruments.

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