Friday, 8 August 2014

Geeli Mitti - haiku

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'Geeli Mitti' (गीली मिट्टी) is a hindi phrase which, if translated literally into English, means 'Wet Mud'.

'Wet Mud' can't convey what I want to express. What I actually refer to is 'Petrichor' - the pleasant smell after first rain.

'Geeli Mitti' is the soothing fragrance that hangs in the air and encompasses the senses just after the rains.

There's a playschool near my house named 'Geeli Mitti' and just reading that name brings back nostalgic memories of playing in the rain, enjoying the sweet aroma after the rain stops and the carefree happiness of childhood.

'Geeli Mitti' is also reminder of the temptation to leave the classroom and go out to play during monsoons...


Yearning
looking out the window
Childhood calls



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16 comments:

  1. Geeli Mitti...how I miss it in this concrete jungle..Thanks for the nostalgia

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    1. You are welcome. And thanks to you for stopping by...

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  2. gilli mitti ki saundhi khushboo! i agree with you Nimi.

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    1. You described it just right, Shweta... saundhi khushboo - bliss...

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  3. Geeli mitti.. it is something that everyone loves.. irrespective of religion, region, social status.. Very apt name of the school and nice Haiku :)

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    1. Nature doesn't discriminate, humans do.
      Thanks!

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  4. So True... i miss it so much ! ANd Shweta is right in her term 'saundhi ....... '

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    1. I miss it too. It was the first fragrance that I thought of. And Shweta did describe it perfectly...

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  5. geeli mitti is the most exuberant smell ever!! i love it too and wrote about it for the same prompt!
    Fragrance

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  6. Ah ... the joy of playing in the rain ... the wonderful scent! Love it!

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    1. Me too. Miss the carefree days of childhood...

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  7. I guess it depends on the furry of the weather. I remember being caught with my children when they were younger in a wonderful summer rain. Off with the shoes and socks and on with the dancing in the rain.

    Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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    1. That sounds like so much fun, Jules :)
      Thanks...

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  8. beautiful... gandh, sparsh ... saras ... nostalgia .. Thanks for this slice of childhood :) aabhar :)

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    1. The beautiful memories of growing up...
      It's a pleasure to be able to connect with you over these...
      Thanks!

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