Saturday, February 28, 2009

forest fire

the hills are burning. i see a golden ring far away, in the direction of sathuvachari. thick red glow, the flames lapping hungrily. i picture myself on top of that barren,rocky hill, where i was a year back. the sight is unnerving even from this distance, from my room window.

nothing changes. the town is as quiet and peaceful as ever, fast asleep,while a fire rages madly around it.

4 comments:

Rohit said...

i thought that it was a pretty common sight....atleast it was when i was when I was in college...

ramya sriram said...

@rohit.. it apparently is, i'd never seen one before..found it quite fascinating :P

ashes2087 said...

i've seen it a couple of times. never knew what was going on.

astrodominie said...

i love the way you've written this. especially the last paragraph. sheer poetry. :)