The Organic Life

*Special to asia!


In awe i stand and smile

in awe i am silenced

by the gentle flutter

of butterfly wings --

a captivating sight to the amateur eye 


urbaned by digital images

slowly accustomed to the buoyancy

painted by the biodiversity


Stalled winds, parched landscapes --


leaving behind images

to be treasured in a distant time

a time not so distant after all --

the winds pick up and i have to tie up

my bandana and this poem


With a smile I stop

and look up once again

towards those smiling tea-drying girls

around their coal-fired urns

This is the organic life!



Farheen is from Pakistan and currently lives in Singapore.