Coconuts on the ledge

The coconuts sat on the ledge
And spoke to me
As I stood, mesmerized
By the various shades of the ocean.
“It’s the sun”, they said.
We see it everyday,
trying it’s best
by sending it’s emissaries
To plead with the ocean
to not send the clouds.
They attempt to penetrate deep
To reach the ocean’s heart
But instead break up
And scatter haphazardly over the waters
In myriad shades of blue and green.
“We sit here everyday,
Watching this play
Between the sun and the ocean.”

Pandanon islands, Philippines..May 2019


Author: gdutta17

Born in the year 1968, my childhood was spent amidst the beautiful scenic landscape of a small town in India, Ranchi. Though an engineer by qualification, reading, writing and cooking are my passions. Another thing that I am passionate about is my country, India. As they say, a lifetime is probably not enough to explore the whole of India. Currently based in Kolkata, I can be reached at

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