Theme: Life

Grass Stands Tall

by Mamta Agarwal
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How do raindrops balance on grass blades?
It seemed like stars had descended on glade.
Startled, I watched standing by a lamp post.
Undeterred by clouds, as earth played host.
 
Overnight the grass had gained inches in height.
I sat and looked despite mosquito bites.
You would have said if you were by my side,
They have tears of joy glistening in eyes.
 
Does grass have feelings, eyes and ears?
Could it be… music of rain it can hear?
Raindrops, tears or stars… whatever you name,
All I know is we have talked and shared.
 
For on that moonless, still, cloudy night,
I simply forgot whatever was on my mind.
I bent down, and am sure heard it whisper,
Oh yes, I have no doubt grass can speak and hear.
 
When I woke up after a fitful, disturbed night,
And wandered out, I was aghast at the sight.
Grass was quiet yet dignified; it had been run over.
By a merciless, noisy and rusty lawn mower.
 
The stubble reminded of an unshaven face.
No trace of grief or need for solace.
A couple of days later gardener stood exasperated.
Grass laughed and stood tall and animated.
 

05-Apr-2011

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Beautiful poem.Sober, yet grand- quite in tune with the theme chosen.Regards.

Sony Dalia
05-May-2011 03:45 AM

Comment Brilliant imagery Mamta...liked the last stanza

sandramartyres
05-May-2011 01:06 AM

Comment Thanks Shernaz for your insightful comment. There is lots to learn from nature.

mamtaagarwal
04-May-2011 23:30 PM

Comment Enjoyed the lovely imagery, flow and the triumph of nature over man at the end of the poem.

Shernaz
04-May-2011 22:23 PM


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