Friday, 5 November 2021

Golconda*


An era lingers,
at times hides,
at time reveals
in the long corridors
of light and shade
between earthen walls
of grit and gravel
bound through time
by ethereal nostalgia;

history breezes
through the passageways,
spirals up the domes,
falls back in echoes,
clings to the arches
in an eternal scroll;
memories sparkle
in jewel-like hues
amid the rubbles
of a recalled bazaar –
an era caught and trapped
by layered ramparts
wanders at ease
in the labyrinth
unhurried, unworried
of the fleeting centuries.

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*Golconda Fort, originally built in mud and later expanded using granite, is an over-500-year-old fort in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The fortress city, during its golden era, used to be a centre for diamond trade.


4 comments:

  1. Golkonda - dug out from the history hiding, revealing as the poet sees; she wrote about "falls back in echoes" - in fact when one clasps his hands at the entrance the echo is still heard up on the fort, stones remain still - memories flourish .... a poem that oozes in nostalgia. WoW ..

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    1. Glad that you could relate to the 'echoes' and the rest of the elements in the poem. Thank you!

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  2. A poem, as would nostalgia rekindled for some.

    /md

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