the twilight

i had been to my mausi’s (maternal aunt) home yesterday and while experimenting with my camera took some pictures of twilight.

it looked lovely but every frame i tried, the obscure chimney just wouldn’t go and it irritated me no end, plus the question a little boy asked me, “bhaiya, ye badal ko kala kaun karta hai, chimney ka dhuan?” (brother, who colors the cloud black, the chimney smoke?”)

i was left blank by the child’s curiosity but i had no answer to give, i would have answered him in a negative, but i guessed that is indeed what is happening, and as such i didnt get my perfect twilight picture!!

a poem to go by this, hope u all like it:

The setting sun gives us hope,

It will rise again with all its might

Orange, Azure, and Golden rays

The sun has set, but still it’s bright

God has created beauty everywhere around

You just need to turn and behold

The dawn, the dusk and passing days

The colors of twilight, oh so bold!

The passing clouds thick and dark

Flowing lazily in the setting sun sheen

It’s the monsoon cloud that brings anticipation

Of rain, of joy and endless green

The monstrous chimney emitting smoke

“Did that color the cloud?” asked a bloke

I had no answer to the lad’s unknown

Oh boy! This is a city, run by coke!

I want my skies, my clouds, and sun pristine

My greens, my water, my air unsoiled

I want a beautiful twilight picture

Without the chimney and the questions coiled!

the imperfect twilight:


16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Indrani.. on 05/07/2010 at 10:21 am

    Good one..:)


  2. Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2010 at 10:37 am

    what a beautiful description!!! LOVELY
    this “Imperfect Twilight” is completely Perfect .
    First, and Last two paras are Excellent 🙂

    Excellent Capture!!! But the picture should be at the top(i think so) 🙂



  3. Posted by vivek singh on 05/07/2010 at 10:58 am

    @indrani: hey!! thanks for the comments

    @anon: thanks for liking it (the pic, poem n all), i tried to place the picture on top but the structure of the post gave trouble..
    editing a post is big trouble with pics!!! 😦
    thanks for the comment!! 🙂


  4. Thanks for taking part in my challenge.
    I think your entry is fantastic..
    I like this poem also


  5. thank you so much richard!!!
    for reading n liking my poem… 🙂
    am sure gonna post that here as a separate blog-post!!!
    very soon!!!
    and recommend others for the same!!


  6. Your poem is awesome….I enjoy your writing and the sincerity in every word. Well done:) Be back for more 🙂


  7. thanks madame!!! for liking it n giving a visit 🙂
    may i know ur name? i find it good addressing ppl by their names..
    it shows u know them good 🙂


  8. You are welcome…thanks so much for the comments on my blog….so from Australia…the land downunder ~ Amanda x……. I will be coming back for more of your wonderful work 🙂


  9. @amanda: yeah, australia, have read loads about it, i can go on here itself, am a travel freak, read about countries, cultures, where all i can go, once am free.. 😛
    ayer’s rock top my list followed by tasmania, melbourne, sydeny…
    and yes, my love, snakes, australia has many of them and the most venomous of them all too..
    keep visiting 🙂


  10. a very good poem, excellent imagery…


  11. Posted by vivek singh on 05/07/2010 at 3:07 pm

    @william: thanks buddy!!! but sadly the imagery is proving right in real life!


  12. Vivek,
    I really loved your poem, very strong and sincere.
    Write more and enchant us 🙂


  13. thanks for liking it dear!
    i surely would write more.. 🙂


  14. Wow what a gentle flowing verse and a lovely pic to go with it .. yar , i must visit your blog often and maybe put it in reader too. Will go through your other posts One or two a day .. Stalker , thats me.. psssssst on the blog .. 😀


  15. Posted by vivek singh on 11/08/2010 at 7:10 am

    @tikuli: hey! thats such a wonderful comment coming from u, am so honored! thanks 🙂
    u are the stalker! but the stalker can read bengali too (eyes rolling)


  16. Hi! This is a great picture. In fact, I think the chimney adds to the effect, the connotations are endless. One that comes to mind right away – how man’s intervention can mar the beauty of our world. i think you should submit this for some photograph competition with an appropriate caption.


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