The Smell of Lost
Road to Mandalay
There are ideas within each poem, ideas about memories and imaginations. Probably, everyone will think the name “Mandalay” is very poetic. With your imagination, you will see a river shining in golden light, tropical hardwood tree (Teak) floating among the river waves, buffalos in the rice fields and water lotus growing in the water.
The Legendary far East
Distant colonial port
Exotic flowers and plants
Directions to the upstream
The more you navigate the more you lost
In fact, you don't have to see Mandalay yourself. You can see the last figure of this far East dynasty in the poem written at the end of the 19th century by Rudyard Kipling's "The Road to Mandalay". This poem, which every Englishman can recite, ironically the writer has never been Mandalay. The description of it, was only based on his love for the name “Mandalay”.
However, you will still travel with him through his imagination, because Mandalay is a place full of delusions! It is a legendary city under the British colonial empire, a mysterious place full of Oriental charm. The entire city is full of golden stupas, delightful and beautiful girls, roads full of orange blossom, ylang ylang trees and the smell of sandalwood. The glimpse of the rice fields, the waterway carrying the wood on the Irrawaddy River, the lost Eastern kingdom and the splendid landscape of the tropics...
Touches the romantic sentiments of the poets…
Dazzling exotic Oriental beauty, soldiers wearing white linen, when they saw girls with yellow dresses and green hats, as if they are smelling the refreshing lemon and orange blossom.
Such a smile, just like all the lilies, jasmines, and roses were blooming together. The lost and forgotten light from the far East dynasty, seemed to become immortal again with the help of the poet. Please be reminded that "the road to Mandalay, the sun, the palm trees and the bells that creak like a ring", is by your side, as always.