Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hazaar baar

Plaintive,
again this summer,
the cuckoo.

8 comments:

quirkycase said...

nice :) the hawk-cuckoo has returned to my campus as well.

hope you've been well

ashwini

Shweta said...

Lovely.

Sheetal said...

Thank you, ladies.
Ashwini, we're lacking the hawk-cuckoo in this area but the plaintive does double duty.

footloose said...

now i miss the koyal on my gulmohar.

how the koyal is not the same as the cuckoo, i'll never understand.

Sheetal said...

Foozles, paapa, you're missing just about everything, so what's one more :)
And the koel is a cuckoo, so you're right!

deewaan said...

Waah Waah, o Mallika-e-minimalism!!

Sheetal said...

Deewaan saab, tasleem, shukriya!

Footloose: Giving further weighty thought to this inherent cuckooness of the koel, I find that our man Sameer-the-songwriter was more wised-up on the matter of bird families than we knew! See what he writes:
Koyal si teri boli, cuckoo, cuckoo… cuckoo, cuckoo…

Shweta said...

God Satal! Kaiku tho bhi zikr kare yaaron! Ab une muh bandich nai rakhraa. You know Floozie? That darned bird did not shut-up all night! Had to sleep with doodie in my ears and a pillow and an arm over that. Incessant I tell you, we’ve heard nothing like that before.
Also, Lethal-Sheetal got it wrong. She has not given you the full measure if the SameerMan’s genius. Never let such an important song be thus misquoted. I give you the true version…
Koyal si teri boli, hmmm hmm Cukoo Cukoo Cukookoo Cukoo Cukoo..