Treasure Island

gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Banana Tree


A banana tree is
Troubled by a mad elephant.
This is the poem
Please understand
And control yourself.
Give all protection
To the banana tree.
Control the elephant
If you can,
Read my poem.
Take in to consideration
The time and the situation.
Control yourself and
Expand not anything
Without knowing.

Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 21, 2013

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self-control

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  • Richard Provencher (8/26/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    The banana tree is all knowing, observes and metes out wisdom. A great poem, succinct and awash with wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/4/2014 7:23:00 PM)

    I like the title “A Banana Tree” but the poem seems like you are talking to someone specifically and does not read much like a poem (perhaps I’m expanding without knowing) . The title is original. (Report) Reply

  • Joyce Wolayo (5/29/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    I really like...read my Poem in this poem and i love the rhyme in your titles its really poetic (Report) Reply

  • Mazhari David (5/14/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    Self-control for sure, but I like Dylan Thomas's verse: Don't go gentle into that good night... but of course, this is another story** (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 9:50:00 PM)

    A very intimate picture of what is commonly happening in places where elephants roam around farms. Vividly and emotionally-packed lines lamenting the destruction of the beneficial banana tree. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/23/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    The poet asks to take some attention and take pain in understanding the meaning of the words that come in the poem I think. The poem is very beautifully told the idea in simple words and adjectives I think and also I like it as such. (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (3/27/2014 5:27:00 AM)

    Dear Sir, Thanks for your comments.
    I think in this poem you have created some humor. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Sushil Kumar Tripathy (10/4/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Control yourself is rightly written as to control mad elephant- A nice poem, I like it, Let me try to save banana tree.
    Sushil Kumar Tripathy sonepur (Report) Reply

  • Yong Son (9/21/2013 9:21:00 PM)

    All thing are living and showing respect to trees are equally admirable! (Report) Reply

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