31 January 2006

Ecstasy

peacock



From "New Rain" by Rabindranath Tagore:


"It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances, it dances.
The woods vibrate with cicadas,
Rain soaks leaves,
The river roars nearer and nearer the village, O wildly
It dances today, my heart, like a peacock it dances."

3 comments:

chittavrtti said...

I imagine you have seen cicadas before.

I had my first experience of them In MD a couple of years ago. Beautiful amber winged, brown bodied, orange-eyed and feather soft feet. So many they sounded like hundreds of ambualances in the distance. **CV

It's Me, Maven... said...

Great pic, and great poem!

Have you ever heard a peacock "sing?" Some crazy stuff! Their crowing is the wildest!

Moon Rani said...

Tagore is my favorite poet. This brought back memories of the first peacocks I ever saw. That was in India.