Between Walls and Leaf-Blades

Poem and Images : Nirmala Mayur Patil


my travel story is of the kind
where i take afternoon strolls in my own
losing myself for hours in the diverse language,
of colour, smell and song all around me.
hearing the deep notes of the wind singing between palm fronds,

smelling the fragrance of fallen jasmine mingling with wet earth,



meditating upon crumbling walls covered in moss,
stopping to have conversations with sunlight resting stilly on leaf blades


and feeling my own existence dissolve.
as if in losing myself to this sky, this wind, this sunlight and this old green earth,
slowly, i reveal myself to me.


Nirmala Mayur Patil is writer and photographer from Pune. She puts all her beautiful thoughts and pictures together on her blog.