13-18 June 2011
About the previous poetry: This set was primarily influenced by simplistic experiences that I had throughout the trip, that shaped my mindset towards various broader issues. 'Elegy' 's central ideas were taken from occurrences at both the Dwarkadeesh Temple in Dwarka and the temple at Rameshwaram. 'The Birthplace of Tranquility' described a beach close to Rameshwaram called Dhanush Kodi, which may possibly be the most stunning site I have ever witnessed (will upload pictures as well later on).
The massive structure of the cloud and its apparent movement accentuate the general gloominess and depression that I felt on the day. ('Elegy' was written a few hours after this was taken, so both moods can be interrelated)
The misspelling of 'abandon' actually reinforces this phrase in ways that its creator never would have imagined, as the structure of the word is abandoned itself
What I found striking about this one, more than the sun itself, was the stark contrast in the sun and the laid back, sleepy attitude evoked by the town as a whole.
I was something of a spontaneous image that I happened to catch a glimpse of at the Meenakshi temple, Madurai, where the steel bars surrounding the temple conveyed more than they might have wished to.
(I realize that these may be of a slightly worse quality than usual, as they were taken from my mobile. More coming up as soon as I manage to link the computer to my camera!)