Friday 20 November 2009

Mahim Bay from Rangsharda, Bandra (revised)

Encased in concrete,
with a dying orange above,
and the silver turning grey below,
the waves crash futilely
against the Bandra fortress
-I suppose one might,
on careful listening,
hear steel versus steel again;

Boats bob by those
decayed ramparts,
signs of of an eternal poverty
dependent on
the wealth of the sea;

On open sea
a marvel of modern
engineering rises -
a some triumphant
half-finished proclamation
of victory over nature;
above the clouds thicken,
but loosen not
as in impudent demonstration
of whose writ truly runs;

In the shanties of Bandra,
in the towers of Worli, and
in the middle-classness of
Mahim,
lights come on one by one -
a dying day, a sleepless city.

2 comments:

Yorick said...

Wow. After reading this I want to check out the view of Mahim bay from Rangsharda. Bravo! Good stuff.

Ozymandias said...

Thanks, man!

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