Theme: Birds

Adam and Eve

Always fond of watching

the chirping little birds,

I felt my impressions I must paint

my living room neatly to decorate…


Keeping the outline of a distant hill

where the sky and the earth meet,

in the foreground I sketched a tree

on the bank of a flowing river,

for the birds to perch and play together.


On every branch – big and small,

I sketched quite a few, some on their wings,

some about to take off, but it seemed to be a crowd –

in the commotion sadly all appeared

to be unknown to each other.


The canvas I kept aside,

took another, this time to draw just one

on a slender branch

swinging in the mild wind


A lonesome sage-like figure

sans emotions and passion,

it appeared lost in the hustle bustle

of the vast creation…


Taking pity on it

I picked up the third canvas,

painted just two birds –

facing each other,

brought them little closer

till their beaks could reach each other…


And lo…!

Seemingly I heard a whisper,

after moments of chit chat

one of them, I felt,

flew down and was back with a twig…


Did these two wish a nest to weave,

and enact once more the roles of Adam and Eve!


More By  : Dr. Kumarendra Mallick

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you, Rupradha for liking the poem. It gives a good feeling. Love.

Kumarendra Mmallick
05-May-2011 13:21 PM

Comment "Did these two wish a nest to weave,

and enact once more the roles of Adam and Eve!"

lovely Sir!! really nice poem..

05-May-2011 04:33 AM

Comment The first scandal has made the earth so beautiful. Thank you for visiting the poem. Best regards, dear Robert.

01-May-2011 23:56 PM

Comment Ever wonder what Adam and Eve actually did? Do a search: The First Scandal.

Robert Hagedorn
01-May-2011 19:04 PM

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