On Sunday we saw the sun shining brightly after ten days. It was a welcome sight. It has been forecast that our South-West monsoon will enter Kerala early next week. These rains are very important for agriculturists. They bring down the temperature too.
We usually see monkeys walking on our compound walls in search of food. They taste our star apples but do not appear to be very fond of them😊. I think they get plenty of mangoes. Some of them run up our areca tree and jump to the branch of the Champaka tree in our neighbour’s garden. There they eat the fruits and also the tender pods of the Caesalpinia flower shrub. They are called Peacock flowers. I know they are foraging and it is a matter of survival for them. I don’t know why but I smile when I look at them. Today morning the monkeys were on our neighbour’s wall. She had kept her garbage bin there and the monkeys decided to see what was inside😊. Fortunately, they did not empty it. I called her immediately.
The fruits of mango tree at the end of the road in front of our house were enjoyed by many people. I have made a bottle of squash from them. A hotel is being constructed in the plot behind our house. Every evening women workers pluck these mangoes. I see them throwing stones at the fruits. I think they get quite a lot.
I have started going to the Home for the Mentally challenged again. We go together. My husband goes to the main library of our University to read Dental journals and I drop Aravind at his college and go on to the Home. That is a different world and I really appreciate the work of the caregivers. My husband and I return together. A kingfisher waiting patiently on a rock in the lake made me feel as if the troubles of the world were far away.
I enjoyed writing Sijo Poetry.
In the world of books there is great scope for imagination
From childhood onwards books were a nice part of growing up
Real world and that of books were pulling the cart of life.
Sijo is a Korean form of poetry. In it there are three Lines 14-16 syllables per line. A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem. The first line of the Sijo usually sets the theme. The second line elaborates on the first line. The third line brings the poem matter to a close.