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