Wednesday, March 1, 2017

My India

In 2004, I was fortunate enough to venture to Kerala, India, deep in the coastal south. It was a breathtaking adventure and tumultuous as the same time as we were there during the horrific tsunami that shook our surrounding shores. Lives were lost and the people came together as they do in this magical place. 

My India
By Julie Gengo

When you fall in love
it transcends the world
All encompassing
and consuming

My India,
rich in pleasure
alive in movement
sacred in sound

Vibrant colors
infiltrate souls
like a tonic
on a crisp winter's night

Drink from the river
and feel
the lives of men
past and present

Bow down to
the noble one
the purveyor of light
who removes darkness

Ashes on my forehead
water at my feet
As I walk down the path
of perseverance
I transform