Eyeing Mars

About the Author | K.S.Subramanian

News: 100000 people in US have applied for a trip to Mars years later and do not wish to return.
Has eye seen the last threshold of life
shirking from a glance at the void beyond?
The void a throwback to the valley of chaos
before the Big Bang?
Or the smell of life born out of it spreading
Into an aroma of beauty that still
beams light into awe-struck eyes?
Myriad vistas of sculptural motifs  -
Palace of Versailles, the gardens of Babylon ,
the Qutab Minar,  pyramidal symmetry,
radiant Taj - and many more spinning a saga of
astounding brain work  and deft craft.
Have they lost out on the eye?
Is the mind emptied out of the search
….. almost busted  by the nauseating
reality of perceived nothingness?
Is earth that flew out of the Bang
caught in the web of climate disorder,
stock busts, cultural atrophy?

Come Red Star!  Let the fatigued eye
scan your fiery empty plains;
And put up a makeshift shanty
to rest the limbs;  then take a deep
breath to look for  a green horizon.

About the Author | K.S.Subramanian has published two volumes of poetry titled Ragpickers and Treading on Gnarled Sand through the Writers Workshop, Kolkata, India.   His poems have appeared in Asian Age, a daily published from New Delhi and other centres. Also in magazines, anthologies and web sites such as thebrowncritiqueblogspot.com, www.yorickmagazine.com, poetrymagazine.com, poetrypacific, Kingston writers creative Blog, museindia.com, vigilpub. Café dissensus, unesco.it among others.  He is a retired Senior Asst. Editor from The Hindu, one of the leading and well known dailies in India.