CELEBRATION OF LOCAL: SEENA SREEVALSON

The Silent Valley

Take a bus ticket to Attappadi
Get down at the Silent Valley
Walk along the muddy road for a while
See a narrow path
 besides the steeply hill
Watch the green elephants all around.
Listen their trumpet
Enjoy the turbulence of waterfall
Smell the  leaves
Feel the  fresh moisture of silent valley
A river slowly uncovers her veil.
Jiggling of her anklets
As a water fairy .
She traverse the rain forest
Absorbs the aroma of green wood,
Converse with the wild kingdom,
 soothes the valley below.
Beautiful River Kunthi flows gently
Perfectly caressing Silent valley.

*Silent Valley: A bio reserve national park in Kerala
*Attappadi: A tribal village near Silent Valley
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Seena Sreevalson is a poet , translator and editor from Kerala, India. She writes poetry in English and Malayalam. Her major themes include feminine sensibilities, nature, ecological issues and social issues. She has presented her poems in several national and international poetry fests. Her poems have also been featured in many international poetry anthologies. She is a teacher by profession and also a classical dancer who experiments in visual aspects of poetry. She has compiled and edited an International Anthology The Current which consists poems from 40 nations across the Globe. She has directed Prime Poetry Festival , Kerala 2019.

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