Gangtok Vistas..; a whisper in the mist, an echo in the green...

by Vipin C Vijayan July. 05, 2017 3825 views
The heralded clouds...

The heralded clouds...

There was an old town of the Incan stuff of lore
Shaped like a puma they held in regards high
Lapped amidst mountains with a thunderous roar
She ruled the terrain long, long before their tales did die
The clouds were heralded by the whipping tail
Rain was summoned with an echoing growl
All were commanded from hailstorms to gail
All feared the hungry big cat's prowl
Such a place I had seen once in my life
Where the sky and the plains crossed each others way
They brought rain, storm, snow without a strife
They brought upon night after a tedious day
There is a Cusco reining supreme in the Peruvian Andeas wild
Amidst the strong howling winds that dare
My Cusco reigned supreme in my hollow dreams beguiled
Like a child rocked to sleep in crib of motherly care...

An unknown road to an unknown town...

An unknown road to an unknown town...

Have you ever treaded an unknown track
Have you ever wondered how it might be
Well, it will bring you out of your pack
And show a world one can never see
Have you ever taken the unknown way
An unknown road to an unknown town
With unknown people and places to stay
Unknown wines where your unknown sorrows drown
So, when you tread this unknown track
When you discover its unknown shore
You will find my words not mere etchings in black
They are but just like you all distorted yet ready to explore
...

The green tranquility...

The green tranquility...

Few places are such that they lure you in
They lure you into the park from a bygone time
Where the benches and gates are far from the din
Far from the world of dust and grime
Is death quite like such a place my dear
Is happiness but like the cobwebs on the wall
This green tranquility is temporal, I do fear
As all that awaits for me are streets dingy and dull
The edible part of my existence, I feel
Is trapped in the greenery, benches and moss
In the ides of winter when the end is near
Then will I look back at the tryst and my loss
When all is gone and all all is done, and everything is crystal clear
Then in afterlife will I return to the park of yesteryear...

The silent city of thunderbolt land...

The silent city of thunderbolt land...

Busy street , normal life , everyday in a frame
The city lights are asleep so are the street lamps
The silent city of thunderbolt land is a dame
Lost in historical records and official stamps
The crowned jewel of the sleeping hills
The secret keeper of the times untold
When years with monotony her lap fills
She stands guarded by woods and mist forever bold
...

The fanciful flight of clouds...

The fanciful flight of clouds...

Where the vast fanciful flight of clouds

Embrace the benevolent greenish hue

The horizon stands tall as a witness proud

Watching over the village, a silent milieu

A lot of seasons must have passed by

Old tales evaporate and newer ones made

The magic that times weaves while the days die

Is better seen and touched than one said...

 The sun-kissed lush green slopes...

The sun-kissed lush green slopes...

As my eyes like that of a bird of prey
Measured the sun-kissed lush green slope
Directed towards oblivion, a road grey
Harboring mysteries and a lucid hope
The hills in their tranquility lulled by the fog
The road like a vagabond travelling guide
All vivid images clear mind's uneasy clog
As Gangtok makes it more than just a rope-way ride...

Highway in the valleys...

Highway in the valleys...

Dreams lost in the mist beguiled
A lake of trance peeping out
A narrow highway running wild
And civilization amidst did sprout
The mind is dull so is the soul
Green terrain made all the sense
As if from me my heart it stole
A lake in my dream so dense...

Poems composed by : Susmit Sen

Concept and Photographs : Vipin C Vijayan

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Bill Baird 2 years, 11 months ago

Great work !

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Vipin C Vijayan Replied to Bill Baird 2 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Bill. 😊

2 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lakshmi Bhat 3 years, 1 month ago

Beautiful photos and expressive poems.

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Vipin C Vijayan Replied to Lakshmi Bhat 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks a lot Lakshmi Bhat. 😊

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nata Polyanichko 3 years, 1 month ago

amazing photos and the full story with poetry next to images

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Vipin C Vijayan Replied to Nata Polyanichko 3 years, 1 month ago

Thank You Very much Nata.blush

3 years, 1 month ago Edited
Susmit Sen 3 years, 1 month ago

+1

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Vipin C Vijayan Replied to Susmit Sen 3 years, 1 month ago

smiley

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