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Vanaprastha

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Do you remember that afternoon
We planted
That little sapling,
The smile of the setting sun
And the birds
Back to their nests
Flying?

You gave water to the plant
Every morning
Covered it carefully
Protecting
From the sun
Brightly shining.

Days turned to months
Years rolled on
Things became past
The sapling too has grown
It's a big tree now
Birds from distant places
Make their nests
In its bosom.

It is not afraid
Of the scorching heat
Of the sun anymore
The tired travellers
Take rest
Under its shadow.

Come,
Let us take rest under him
Let us talk to him
Once again
In his language.
Image © Makhan Lal Das

02-Feb-2013

More By  : Prof. Dr. Makhan Lal Das

Views: 1383     Comments: 7

Comments on this Poem

Comment The marvel that is life ... expressed meaningfully. I just went and hugged our maple tree and admired the snow laden pine trees (all seven of them) in my backyard. And what to say about the sturbborn Bamboos! Thanks for taking us back to basics and natural beauty. Wonderful.

Raj
03-Feb-2013 11:54 AM

Comment Very impressive !
--Ashok Lav

ashok lav
03-Feb-2013 09:31 AM

Comment A simple poem with great depth...!
Keep writing Makhan bhayi.

V.K. Joshi
03-Feb-2013 05:46 AM

Comment A nice expression poetically in a simple and clear language. Hope to read more from you Sir.

Niranjan K Brahma
03-Feb-2013 04:09 AM

Comment simple and smiling!

:-)

Subhralin Thakuria
03-Feb-2013 02:34 AM

Comment sir u wrote gr8 poem.. loved it...
Lets look at him and enjoy a bird with a song on a branch of him, quick little squirrel to run up and down and around, for fun.
Lets talk to him and ask him about spring , summer, autumn, winter.
lets talk to him and ask how he just stand around all day
and sun himselves and rest. He never walk or run away and surely that is best.For otherwise how would a squirrel or robin find its nest?
lets talk to him once again in his language.

Krishan Gupta
03-Feb-2013 02:08 AM

Comment So refreshingly delightful,sir.Regards.

Sony Dalia
03-Feb-2013 01:23 AM


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