Theme: Nature

Is Plant Mute?

Lost in thoughts
while watering the plants
one early morning,
I felt on my right ear
the touch of a creeper
from across the high wall
of our neighbour...

In an impulse
I wished to throw it off
or trim it not to irritate my ear,
but I did neither,
held it and looked over the wall.

The soil near its root was bone-dry,
in silence did it try
to tell me, 'I am thirsty, too,
a pail of water pour on me, will you?'

'Yes, of course,'  I appeared to say,
'without any doubt.'
Plants too have their language,
they are like us articulate, never mute!


More By  : Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

Views: 1404     Comments: 4

Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Sandra for your candid words. You are right that life in any form has its language, more ancient tha our languages. Love and regards.

12-Apr-2011 11:12 AM

Comment A great poem that reflects your love of nature..yes plants too have needs and can express them..we just need to listen as you did!

12-Apr-2011 10:56 AM

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for your wods of great understanding. We need to love nature. Love and regards.

12-Apr-2011 09:15 AM

Comment Such a lovely poem. Like you everyone of us should love nature! Yes plants too have their language! Thank You.

12-Apr-2011 09:12 AM

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