Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Green Mirror



Source: Google Image

A green little pond

Is a rare sight in Kolkata these days

Icing on the cake is

There is a blue, blue kingfisher too

Swinging on the cable wire

Loosely hanging over the pond

Pondering perhaps:

To dive or not to dive

In the wink of an eye

It goes in

Fishes

There’s a silver flash

In its long brown beak

I am fed too

With happiness

How I wish this pond to hold on

To its fish-dream forever

If I had the power

I would hide it

From the greedy eyes of Real Estates


 

Posted for dVerse Poetics where we are writing Ecopoetry

 

15 comments:

  1. I hope there are still ponds.. I think there has to be something real in real estate...

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  2. "I am fed too/With happiness" -- I simply love this. It speaks so much to how I feel when I quietly observe nature.

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  3. What a lovely sight is that pond with the fishes diving ~ And yes, I would hide that too from the greedy eyes of the Real Estates ~

    Thanks for joining us Sumana ~

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  4. I would like to hide so many places. My country, Mexico, is destroying so much, thanks to corruption and the shine of tourist's money.

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  5. I love those charming Kingfishers and I smiled to learn that they even love to perch on wires in India like they do here. I love those quiet observances in nature that feed my soul too. Lovely, Sumana.

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  6. I absolutely love the same line which de has mentioned. Your poem's closing causes me to cringe...it's so sad how many lands are taken from the animals...

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  7. I wish for every building built there was a nature garden round it. Your poem says much about present day profit in so many parts of the world. I loved the variety of birds I saw in India in the 80s. And in towns.

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  8. This is lovely Sumana, and it speaks for all of us who wish to see nature bloom and spread.


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  9. Oh, how I hope greed doesn't eat this lovely pond that can feed the eyes of those, like you, who are grateful for it.

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  10. Me, too, Sumana... "how I wish this pond to hold onto its fish dream forever"....I love that blue heron, clinging to the wire....hey, great response to your prompt today!

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  11. The land grabbing mafia is rampant everywhere and it is deteriorating nature.

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  12. oh yes...let greedy eyes not reach there....
    I loved to watch kingfishers from my home in Kerala...miss it so much..

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  13. Well said, Sumana. The developers are back to work now that the housing market has improved--the deer, fox, groundhogs, etc., that live on the land near me are on the move, and unfortunately, are too often the victims of unprepared drivers.

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  14. Real Estate holds
    humans cOld
    iN priSon
    wAlls
    ceilings
    hells.. trap
    them iN..
    expanding bigger
    prisons.. captives
    grow..
    Nature
    SinGs
    outside
    backyard door..
    now humans..
    4 inch
    SCREAMS
    Zombie
    Screens..
    First.. a wish
    for small shelters
    yes.. careful.. wishes..
    do
    come
    false..:)

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