Ancestral Canvas

The long winding roads

And the bluebells lining them

The wide-wide fields shiver

In the monsoon mayhem


Opulent green of pastures

Reveling in brown cattle dots

The mesmerizing blue sky

Hung with fluffy white clouds


Green-grey mountains

Reaching out to heaven

And the silver of waterfalls

Hurrying to the ocean


Fiery yellow midday sun

Almost blinding in its glory

The shade of trees soothing

Respite and rest from duty


Workers in the paddy fields

Bodies glistening with sweat

Simple needs, simple deeds

At simplicity, ever adept


Vivid hues in abundance

And the fertile soil of my land

Sheer happiness of existence

Priceless than riches grand