November 23, 2008

An Autumnal Landscape of Rural Bengal

This autumnal landscape in rural Bengal reminds me of Keats's Ode to Autumn. It is time for harvesting. After massive floods and many other difficulties, the year is going to a close with the rich reward of ripe golden corn. As I shot this I smelt a rich fragrance coming from the paddy fields. Does it resemble that which we get in our babyhood at our mother's lap? I cannot remember, but it makes me feel that there will be no hungry child whose father carries these stacks home.

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