Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

2 Squirrels


Two walks at the park
Leisure strolls on her ground
Watching squirrels on tree bark
Before I turn homebound.
Today while passing along
On them my eyes fell
One in a bush alone
A little away another squirrel.
I wondered in my funny caprice
If they have ever had a chance
To exchange warmth and good wish
Or they haven’t met even once.
A little more daring in my whim
I thought the distance for them too far
So she roamed alone dreaming of him
And he unknowing forever seeks her.

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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  • Colleen Courtney (6/5/2014 11:13:00 AM)

    Love this sweet poem on one of my favorite little critters! I am a huge squirrel lover! I'm thinking they must have an innate ability to recognize one from another. Perhaps we'll never know. I had one little fellow who visited my are for over 2 years! Every day I would spot him/her running along the fence. How did I know it was the same squirrel? He/she only had a half of a tail! Loved that little bugger! Then one morning I woke up and found he/she hadn't made it across the street.: ( (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/16/2014 2:37:00 PM)

    ...feels as if you are reading a fable in poetic verse, ..........beautifully composed, you've put in squirrels human emotions...great wrk (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (9/13/2013 9:50:00 AM)

    ...Two walks at the park
    Leisure strolls on her ground
    Watching squirrels on tree bark
    Before I turn homebound...

    Beautiful opening to this lovely nature poem. Beautiful reflection on chance and purpose. Boy do I love squirrels! Almost as much as I love birds :) Thanks for reading my poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/20/2013 7:01:00 AM)

    A very fascinating sight! Squirrels with their nimble movements and bushy tails are interesting creatures! The last two lines give an adorable close to the poem! ! (Report) Reply

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