Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Lustrum In Life


In taking my first flight
And reaching the city of my dreams
Running behind jam-packed buses
And then owning a set of wheels,

In moving away from the comfort of family
And being a paying guest,
In all the madness of that first year
And then moving in to my own nest,

In the middle of all that travel,
In a coracle, on a raft, or the Getoff Bus,
In the jungles, under the water or on mountaintops
With views and stories that inspired us,

In capturing life through the lens,
In learning a new art,
In getting onto the stage for the first time
And playing my part

In the perfect notes of music,
In a good walk on the street,
On days of perfect weather
And having dear friends to meet,

In conversations with strangers,
In adventures, big and small,
In fulfilled dreams, in hopes for the future,
In knowing there’s more to life, that this is not all,

Somewhere, in the middle of all that,
A lustrum went by in building home,
Existence became living,
This New City became my own.

The day came and went and I completed five years of being in this beautiful city on the 1st of July 2011. In the business of living I couldn’t take out time to celebrate the milestone enough but this silly poem is my tribute to life in this place, to home. Here’s to many more years in this wonderful place living a wonderful life…cheers!

11 Thinkers Pondered:

Anonymous said...

Beautifully written Anu! Could relate with it word to word :) just waiting to pack my commitments here and get back to namma wonder less city ;)

Devakishor said...

.. and what a tribute it was! Loved the poem :)

Anupama said...

Hey Anonymous,

:) Thank you! And glad it struck a chord :)

Hey Dev,

Thanks a bunch :)

shwetank said...

What you call silly is actually very meaningful, more so considering the fact that you could write this amidst all the obligations!

Anupama said...

Hey Shwetank,

Thank you so much for the kind words :) And I am just about discovering your poetry and I have to say, it is absolutely amazing stuff!

Poonam Tripathi Singampally said...

It covers everything so beautifully!!!!!

Poonam Tripathi Singampally said...

Stupendous....it covers everything so beautifully!!

Nirupama said...

Beautifully written D! 5 years put in one poem so well! :)

Manju said...

Hey Anu,

Great poem and amazing tribute to the city, which has become your home. The theory of relativity is so strong with your words that it just feels like my own musings.

Hope this wonderful city adds more joyous occasions to your life.


popsie said...

You did it again gurl, beautiful! How do you manage it? :-)

Srinivas_kini said...

Beautiful Poem. I could relate it very much with my life almost in a new city 5 + years.. :-)