Sedona - Land of Gods by Madathil Rajendran Nair SignUp
Boloji.com
Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Editor's Choice
Theme: Beauty Share This Page
Sedona - Land of Gods
by Madathil Rajendran Nair
Bookmark and Share
Samsung 1 238.jpg
 
Sedona
Ethereal celestial land
Of red rock mountains
Vermilion on the plains
Of Arizona’s forehead

You have me seduced
Charmed and bewitched
With the golden sun
Rising and sinking
In your curvaceous folds
Like a lover in eternal thrall

Your hills are a pantheon
Of unfinished visages
Of Gods no one knows
Sculpted perhaps
By wandering aliens
Who left on some emergent errand
Across infinite galactic spans
To return some day with chisels in hand

While the clouds and winds
Bathe and wipe the gods
With unflinching devotion
Every turn of the seasons

While the humming birds
Hover and sing their praise
Beating their wings prostrate
Over paloverdes below
Their boughs all yellow
In silent veneration

While alders, ashes and sycamores
Stand motionless
Peering their ears
Yearning for the staccato
Of ancient horse-hooves
Of Apache Indians
Speeding down the slopes
For friendly rendezvous
With their ever-loving spirits

While a lonely desert quail
Unseen in a bush
Pours out her heart
Dissolving at dusk
Calling the ancient artisans to work

Sedona
You have me seduced
You are the land of gods
None other on earth can surpass
The beauty of your mounts
Oh aliens, whoever you are
Come back to this blissful land
And chisel out our future gods
Share This:
Image © Madathil Rajendran Nair

March 25, 2014
More By: Madathil Rajendran Nair
Views: 795      Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment After reading the poem I feel as if I am visiting the place. Nice description

Ramdas Menon
05/31/2014 12:44 PM

Comment A beautiful writing !

shinojalex@gmail.com
03/29/2014 09:49 AM

Comment Nice piece of Poetry.

truth seeker
03/28/2014 04:48 AM

Comment Nice one Nairji. Worth mentioning it.

Murali Meleth
03/27/2014 06:11 AM

Comment Thanks Rian and Kamal.

Kamal, it is imagined that the rocks of the Sedona mountains are shapes sculpted by aliens in the ancient past. Our current understanding is that they are geological formations. Perhaps, the area was once under the Pacific. However, most of the rocks look like human/animal figures. One can even see Lord Ganesha and other Gods of the Hindu pantheon in them! In the last two stanzas, the quail and the poet are calling out to those aliens to come back and finish their unfinished work.

madathilnair
03/26/2014 12:08 PM

Comment Excellent poem. But didnt understand the last 2 verses.

Kamal
03/26/2014 10:23 AM

Comment One word - fantastic!

Rian John
03/26/2014 09:19 AM




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2020 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.