Friday, July 01, 2005

Basavan paada


An empty feeling. You walk....walk in very familiar surroundings....you seem to know every tree that stands and stares at you. You walk not acknowledging. The birds don't seem to be there. Does it require a Joby to find that out ? You walk...Jubille park...that would be to long a walk and alone you aren't keen on doing it. So wind around the swimming pool, and walk. Nothing seems enthralling. Overcast conditions. Lot of greenery around. Suddenly, you see it. Takes almost your breath away. A common tree, almost listless, but with flowers it looks grand. Looks like a common man dressed up on his wedding day. Bahunia tree, one of the first tree I learnt to identify from Prof. Jagadish or was it Vishwa. Basavana paada - feet of a cow (bad translation from kannada), the leaves look very much like that, also called Camel hoof tree. Lotz of flowers, never seen a Bahunia with so many flowers. I take my camera out, and start shooting. Lot of snaps later, you are thrilled, complete, serene. Putting words to that feeling, looking back, I would say, itz like having been touched by something supreme. You know, you have seen the best nature can offer. And, that thrills.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, good that you translated, I was thinking it as basava's song and was wondering what this has to with a song. Now paada makes sense, but it would be nice to make some flash animation to show how it resembles feet of a cow. :-) anonymoushr.

Akash said...

Yeah! thanks Shrikanth for pointing that out.....the title shud have read 'Basavana Paada' (Basava's feet)

Anonymous said...

Entire posting sound like cryptic poem, Where you scratch your brains find nexus between tittle and the description. Thanxs for thoughtful comments though :))))

Ravi Trivedi said...

Akash: This is terrific. Which camera did you use. And are you trying to impress any dames, and thats why you showing your softer side ;-) . Just kidding.

Anonymous said...

I 've similar kind of skepticism on author :)).