Azure blue skies, bright sunshine,
Nature’s face with smiles is wreathed.
But lo – some vague discontent,
Inner sorrows darken Nature’s face,
Flashes of anger across the black brow flit,
Grumbles of discontent the silence break.
Vague discontent to a seething fury grows,
Bright flashes of anger, deep rumbles of wrath.
Face ablaze, the fiery storm breaks out;
Fury soon spent, tears of repentance flow,
The brow clears, the tears cease to flow.
The smile breaks out, the tears soon are dried,
Calm and tranquil, Nature once more smiles.
–Dr. Prakash Keshaviah graduated with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1967. After his graduation, he went on to do a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering and a second Masters in Physiology.