Treasure Island

Indira Renganathan


Autumn


Summer droplets sweating on autumn
Perspiring brother builds his equinox column
Provoked earth invokes southwesterly solemn
For humans ever summer they condemn

Autumn is good barbering the trees
To brown and wither strewn their leaves
On Adiperukku blessed autumn by swelling rivers
Sow to later blossom variable the seeds

Questing along with the fluttering southwesterly
Autumn clinks and clinks bangles genuinely
On Adipooram with all goddesses thoroughly
Marking the goddess of genesis augustly

Autumn is the sacred son of goddess Amma
Holi-dipped on Adi amavasai turns the cause of arcana
Ere monsoon enters into nature's arena
For soothing autumn a continual hosanna

Autumn by women adored and idolized
Around power of Shakti for it is centralised
Women to Varalakshmi while surrendered
Autumn propitiates Avani avittam anew freshened

Autumn marches on showering drizzles
At courtallam with festive hurtles
Then to make for Lord Krishna delicacies
Rushes with Lord Ganesh ingesting dumplings

That the Lords apprise of a purpose
Autumn is obedient with obeissance to the manes
Then busy propitiating Dasara deities
Invokes autumn Shakti for the approaching rains

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2008

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  • Sandra Fowler (8/2/2009 4:28:00 PM)

    You take me to another world, the autumn of South
    India. And the creative experience is enchanting.
    Thank you, Indira.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (8/17/2008 1:15:00 AM)

    the poem tells beautifully how autumn is celebrated in traditional ways in south India, especially in Tamil Nadu...on 'Adi Perukku' day- almost the mid of winter solstice- the south west monsoon will be at its prime making the rivers flow full and powerful...a good poem on seasonal remembrance 10 (Report) Reply

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