#WDYS : A grey world

A mild cold wave swept over Dhaka on January 3rd. The temperature fell to 11 degrees C. We couldn’t see the sun for a week. Apparently, this is the coldest it has ever been here…yet another sign of climate change or global warming. The picture was taken at 7.00 a.m. on the 8th of January from my balcony.

A grey world

From my window, I see a smoke screen
That's keeping the rays of the sun at bay
No longer can I tell the sky from the lake;
It's cold here; it's the coldest it's ever been.
All I see is a shroud of grey
I no longer know night from day
Or what reflection could possibly mean  
The water in the lake has lost its sheen
The earth's cloaked in a misty guise
It's beauty safeguarded from my eyes

For what I can not see, I will not want
And what I do not want, I shall not plunder
I sit here, my eyes downcast, frozen in time, like a sculture
grieving my past actions that turned the world into this grey haunt

I’m linking this post to Sadje’s picture prompt

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14 responses to “#WDYS : A grey world”

  1. dgkaye Avatar

    Your poetry is always so evocative Smitha. I’m not a fan of grey skies. I need sunlight to thrive. I live in grey skies here. Next week I will thrive in sunshine. ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Debbie. Oh, me too! I love sunny skies – not too hot, though. I tend to go into hibernation. I’m so glad the sun’s back now. Enjoy the sunshine and the company of friends❤️. Safe and fun travels, dear Debbie🤗

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      1. dgkaye Avatar

        Thank you my lovely. ❤

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  2. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    A wonderful take on the prompt Smitha. really poignant! 💞

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much. I’m so glad that you think so. XXX

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re most welcome!❤️

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  3. harmonykentonline Avatar

    So evocative and on-point, Smitha. A sad reflection of the state of the planet and attitudes. Beautiful poem 💕🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Harmony for your kind words. The climate change is depressing. If only we could do more.

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  4. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Hi Smitha, the weather world wide is crazy and still there are people who don’t believe in global warming. An intense poem.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Hi Robbie, Honestly, I don’t think those who can actually do something about it, even care. Each time I see a missile going up, I can’t help but think of all the carbon emissions. It’s terribly disappointing.

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  5. judeitakali Avatar
    judeitakali

    Love your take. So evocative.

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  6. memadtwo Avatar

    That is a dense fog! Losing part of the landscape does lead to contemplation. (K)

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  7. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Smitha a deep and poignant poem. Climate makes u dull and a new place too. All will go well. Take care dear 💖

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  8. rajkkhoja Avatar
    rajkkhoja

    Wonderful sharing gray weather. So sweet words use. Amazing photo.

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