Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rongli my birthplace

BY SHITAL PRADHAN

A small hamlet in an eastern side
Silent raush on its way,
The old silk route,
More older it look
Upon which I stay,
Hey that’s Rongli,
Rongli my birthplace

Years went by, years dried up,
Yet the small village is as it was,
Silent, peaceful and introvert
Today’s picture of Rongli,

Houses as station bogie,
Looks a cradle, from Chujachen,
Upon which the blue sky,
As if I can touch thee,

Roaring River,
As the legend we hear,
Still watch with glee,
The terror of 1890 somewhat forgotten,
Yet another terrorizing moment,
68 was the year… 1968,
When sky too wasn’t pleased.
That was Rongli,
Rongli of the past.

Playing along the Baar-Pepal tree,
Hiding in the Shivalaya,
Watching videos and aloft
Is a decent memory, now?

Sweet time in treasure,
Yet when I am in Rongli,
I am happy, in whither sweet.
Rongli my birthplace !