The Alpines calleth me
From within the heart of Innsbruck;
Thee standeth tall and elegant,
with snow-covered peaks and a majestic look.
O’ what makes thee look so beguiling?
Thine fine stature or thine rugged pathway;
Alloweth me to build for myself a Castle on the camber
to visit thee in my Heyday!
Dost thy not know thine intimidating streak?
From the highest peaks at thine People thou peekst’!
Rubies, Gems and Sapphires,
hidest thee in thine Treasures deep.
I accept thine bidding with glee – O’ Mighty Alpine’
Showereth me with thine bounty divine;
Holdeth me in thine gracious arms,
that I falleth not and break my spine!
Thou serveth as a boon to thy Nation,
For wayfarers, travelers and sages who whine;
I whineth not, but merrily recline,
O’ Alpine, thou mine; I thine.
Irtika Kazi is from Pune, India and works in Mercedes-Benz India. She is a poet and performs her poetry in open mic sessions and poetry slams. Writing short stories is also one of her passions. She can speak fluent German as well. Poetry is the most creative form of expression, according to her, because people use lesser words with deeper meanings in a poem. She considers it to be difficult, yet interesting and definitely challenging. Her poem ‘A Call from the Alpines,’ which was written in Shakespearean English, got published in YuGen literary magazine in July 2017. Some of her poems will be published in December 2017 in The Indian Literature Magazine of Sahitya Akademi, India. Someday, she wishes to be a widely published poet.