The earth swelled and sank
Below  rough hard exterior

Soon all was red in the hills.
River was green tree snake

That neatly fitted sunny tail
In depths of a gorge below.

Our hair would  swirl at  top
In sheer fright of its depths.

(At Gandikota in Andhra Pradesh where the river Pennar cuts a breath taking gorge in the rocks of Erramalai hills)