Poems, Themed/Travel Photography

A Place, some Pictures & a Poem!

Some places carry a very unique, philosophical vibe about them. Omodos, a village situated in the lap of Troodos Mountains in Cyprus, was one such place.

As I walked through some old, cozy streets of that Cypriot village, I got confused – whether to take out my camera…or a pen and paper!

I decided to create some images first and held my thoughts until I penned down this little poem, titled- “Left long ago!”

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Once upon a time, there was an ancient city,

Tribes abandoned that place, quiet and pretty.

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A little girl reached there one day, someone to meet,

She started walking, in a long, narrow, silent street…

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There were lots of homes, lots of doors, also, lots of locks!

How could she see anyone…there were no folks!

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 Every door she saw,

And every gate,

Had the same, a closed fate…

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Then she reached the end of the lane,

and found a worn out door with an old lock,

free, and hanging on a rusty iron chain.

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With a faded smile and tired feet,

She stared at the lock…

Alas! It was opened a long-long ago,

and…there was no one to greet!

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Note: The situation and story of the poem is only my imagination. Omodos village is not abandoned, people live there and hundreds of tourists visit the village everyday.

Images & Poem Copyrights © 2013 Gyaneshwari Dave

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