Sunday, November 29, 2015

Jeremy Toombs writes

Goan Ocean Unfriendly

Oh, the power is apparent
in the curl of the ten foot waves of the sea.
Please, just let me be!
I’m gonna stay out.
Watch you come in.
Goan beach side, I ain’t coming back again.
Unfriendly sea. Mad dogs raving around.

This here ain’t no part of no joke.
There’s nothing to tell:
fishermen with empty nets,
clouds emptying on me.
Goa’s like hell without the flames,
just rains all the time.

Who’s to blame?
God by any name, or
just evaporation collecting in the clouds
and coming back down?


1 comment:

  1. Tourism is Goa's primary industry, taking up 12% of India's visitors, but it is mainly centered on the coastal areas. In 2010, more than two million tourists visited, about 1.2 million of whom were from abroad, dominated by low-budget travelers who want to party. National Geographic Society listed it as the 6th best nightlife spots in the world. In the winter, tourists go to Goa to enjoy the climate, but in the summer (which is the rainy season in Goa), guests from across India spend the holidays. In the Mahabharata the area was known as Goparashtra or Govarashtra, "a nation of cowherds." Goa's history goes back 20,000–30,000 years; the rock art engravings exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India.
    In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yousuf Adil Shah and established a permanent settlement in Velha Goa (Old Goa)..After India gained its independence from the British in 1947, the nation demanded the cession of Estado da Índia Portuguesa, but Portugal refused to negotiate the issue. However, in December 1961 India launched Operation Vijaym, which resulted in the annexation of Portuguese territory.


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