Poem -

God's Own Country

God's Own Country

Travelling through Kerala
A modern Samarkand:
Trade and religion
And brotherhood of man
 
Churches, Mosques and Temples
Nestled between palm trees
Serenity, tranquility;
A land of kind souls' peace
 
God's own country
In the One and in the many
Brahman, Ishvara
Jeez this place is heavenly
 
I pinch myself
Oh panoramic scene!
Warm, nurturing
How can't this be a dream?
 
Mother and Father
Their daughters and sons
Neighbourhoods of families
By the setting sun
 
This balance sometimes tottles
Always under threat
Politicians, Colonials
Not succeeding yet
 
Malabar I love you
Surely so does God
What a treasured blessing
For me of your land trod
 
I pray for you Mappilas
And every Mallu there
That righteousness and goodness
Ever wrap in divine glare
 
Shine-on all you nilavilakku
Burn with bakhti flame
Praises and dances
In orbit of The Name