Poem 38: Tropical Waters. By Vijay Simhadri.

The waters were tropical around the shore,

The brilliant blue ocean was an entrance to a door:

For the island stood in front picturesque in the rays,

Opening up beautiful scenery on these tropical days,

Entwinned were lacy, greenery around the granite rocks,

Birds fluttered above making chirping with their flocks,

Tropical marine life lay below the ocean to observe,

It was grand and impressive, being a huge marine reserve.

Tropical sharks and stingrays swam in the waters below,

The waters were dangerous, and though not quite mellow.

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This poem is based on a real-life experience

by the poet in Maldives,  in the Indian Ocean.

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