The Real One...

Visitor's picture

Ages to speak for, milestones to show
off the architect
The intepreter and the interceptor,
The designer and the destructer
Glory and gold, never short of both
A sheet of paper earns him a lot.

But is he the real one?
With the magical ‘gift of god!!!’
Does he differ, with a long pony tail,
Or a french cut moustache!
With a clean sharp pencil
Kept on his ear....!

He never comes with a pen and a paper..
With a hi fi laptop hung with pride.
He comes from within, within our heart
Along with all the wonder and joy.

Near the sea, i saw a kid
Build the future with mud and sand...
In that kid i saw him bright

With all the renders we perceive.
The bird who builds a nest so wild
To save its kid from rain and storm,
I saw him there, build along
With all the technology, we perceive.

Author’s Note: From my little experience with architecture i have realized the way the profession has been manipulated into a very systematic and disciplined engineering. but the fact is it is not one of those kind. architecture is way beyond the boundaries defined by a set of people or society. it is the passion that is generated in the inner sanctum of mind. it is present in a slum dweller as clearly as in a white collared guy sitting in the office. but the degree of intensity may vary.

Anjith Augustine
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