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A Memorial
(04 Jan 1957 / Lalgola, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.)

A Memorial

Poem By Asit Kumar Sanyal

Have you seen the valley of flowers?
Located in west Himalaya
In the state of Uttarakhand, India
near to the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara!
It's known for its meadows of
Endemic Alpine flowers and
The variety of flora.

Do you know Joan Margaret Legge,
the botanist who came to India in 1939
to study the flowers of the valley?
She was traversing the rocky slopes
to collect a rare flower with strife
Suddenly she slipped off
and lost her life.

Don't forget to see her memorial
If you go sometime
It's like a poem on Himalayan valley
a tiny poem of love
with wildflowers of mountain
It will touch your heart, I am sure
And you will like its rhyme.

New Delhi
20-12-16

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