Kesav Venkat Easwaran

(June 5th / Palghat- Kerala- India)

A Lesson To Learn...


Moody miserable looking day
The sun preferring to remain
Hide since first ray;
Sky black faced morose
Sends down thunderous cursing roars…

Hooligan wind freed, scoops in
To drive out hapless dry leaves
The lonely pavements off;
Chilling my spine now it begins
To rain, out there cats and dogs…

I look out of my window panes
To me the world outside seen
Drained of life deserted forlorn
Left alone to face the onslaught from top;
No body around here? Oh! I find her close…

Right on top of my neighbor’s roof
I see a crow on the edge of eaves board
Sitting as if in deep trance
Sodden unmindful of the outside chaos
Created by the sky atop…

What she is doing out there I wonder
Could have moved yards to the tree over
And sought shelter from rains’ torture
But no; bathing in the horrendous showers
She sits sharp with her uncanny eyes…

I wait; watch again to locate her sight
She looks towards a hole down the lane
A hole large, to where the run off rush
Passing the yard the pavements and bush
Where the flow gets sucked and water out gush…

And all of sudden I see her take off
Stoop and pick up a sizable frog
That comes out of the pit water logged;
With prey on her beak, flying she goes,
Towards a branch of that tree near of…

Thunder roars; the wind witnessing soars
Rain continues to come down non stop
And I learn a telling truth of life
From this wise bird; a lesson how to spot
One’s daily meals; lesson essential all us for…

Submitted: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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  • Elena Sandu (8/7/2010 5:53:00 AM)

    Lovely! ! This is the one I simple love! Shall agree that when we work we have to do that seriously with all our might! It does not only put a bread on our plate but hopefully makes us also proud of self for a good job to be done..be it a cleaner a buider a writer or a firefighter.. (Report) Reply

  • Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (12/18/2009 9:19:00 AM)

    MAN HAS HIS CONSCIOUSNESS...IT SURGES HIM TO BECOME BIGGER....HE GETS HID HEAD ACHE FROM THAT...A CROW JUST SEEMS TO HAVE A STOMACH...LOVELY SIR (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (9/20/2009 6:53:00 AM)

    A nice message and an interesting piece. This is great.
    thank you for sharing your talent, Kesav (Report) Reply

  • Ejaz Khan (7/21/2009 3:42:00 AM)

    Outside world is chaotic and distressful, always made me wonder why, now I too look around and wait patiently for my daily bread. Joke on side, it's an amazing write, with deeper message! (Report) Reply

  • Smiley Hooker (6/17/2009 4:03:00 AM)

    Very meaningful write, can be interpreted in many ways. There is a rare type of opportunity, when it's clearly visible don't let it go out of your sight no matter what happens, cause it might not come again. Love this! (Report) Reply

  • Shashendra Amalshan (6/8/2009 9:19:00 AM)

    that is a work of a great artist indeed...you know when the apple fell down from the tree..Newton jump to all sorts of conclusions..he is a great observer...likewise you v observed the scene and portrayed it in a manner that the reader's mind's eye spontaneously arouses and starts to ponder about the the kind of a lessons that can be learn from such an incident....in fact we humans can learn lot from animal life.....
    beautiful write

    regards
    shan (Report) Reply

  • Innocent Seilane (5/8/2009 4:43:00 AM)

    I'm young but Kesav thats a good poem, a life lesson indeed its sentimental yet its observable it's amazing what we can learn from nature's creation (Report) Reply

  • Subroto Chatterjee (5/1/2009 10:21:00 PM)

    While Bob Blackwell is busy admiring his pun, here's the deal: you can do a very good job at National Geographic or Discovery channels...With the camera-like eyes, loads of patience, and a story to tell, you have an hidden talent to do documentaries and entertaining films as well! (With the added bonus of a moral ending to boot! !)
    Write on, Kesav....

    Cheers.
    Subroto (Report) Reply

  • premji premji (4/6/2009 1:25:00 AM)

    crows have bad name of dirty birds....but it is shocking to know that when the sun sets, more than 1000nds of crows settle at a place.....they are united on each and every moment...they lament like children when they lose a member from their group... (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (12/18/2008 9:12:00 AM)

    Best of your poems...all birds and animals are wise spotting their prey in which case the crow is not exceptional...and to my knowledge crows are known for their unity in sharing their prey..anyway the flow of the poem is catchy indeed 10 (Report) Reply

  • Kassem Oude (12/1/2008 1:46:00 PM)

    Your creativity and poetry talent are out of dispute. I would comment the poem message. Every man should struggle for his life by nature and legal rules, and he who needs the fire must bear it on his bare hand. Brave man takes his bread's bite from the lion muzzle. (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (11/24/2008 9:39:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this write, and could not figure out why he crow was set there either, first I thought, its babies, but hen alas, a meal....... Very good reading and picured accurate, you can actually hear distant thunder...... Very good write...

    bonnie (Report) Reply

  • C T Heart (11/4/2008 9:54:00 PM)

    A creative mind with a positive outlook in life is what reflects in this wonderful composition. Things around us have messages to share if we are keen enough to observe and perceive the true essence of every being.

    Great rhyming, plus the assonance of some lines was smoothly penned. Symbolic in a way, that your metaphor was really outstanding.....Some may not be able to view the techniques of your writing style. I would say your poetry is a 10+++. (Report) Reply

  • Shimon Weinroth (10/12/2008 12:19:00 PM)

    we have crows on our roof and cats in our trees awaiting the young ones
    the micro-cosmos of survival your depict is enchanting a harmony of disharmony
    in the struggle, indeed there is a lesson to be learned from this well bound poem
    10 cheers
    Shimon (Report) Reply

  • Kevia C (8/1/2008 9:28:00 AM)

    I like the way you created illusion in this poem; in some parts it throws you off but the end brings it together...Well Done! (Report) Reply

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (7/15/2008 6:17:00 AM)

    Great narration...not easy in a big poem like this. The lesson is perseverence, determination and untiring effort. We could make more and more out of this lesson than you said
    sir. Certainly a great piece to be remembered. (Report) Reply

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