Treasure Island

ritty patnaik

(6th july 1952 / cuttack)

in the jungle....two

at day-break,
elephants rub their back, on the trees,
smoothened over years.
and sandy showers, using their trunks,
making others feel small,
against their enormity.
elephants, boisterously breaking tree after tree,
plantation 's and huts,
in a frenzy for food.

look at the malaba squirrel, a busybee,
sporting a striped jacket,
hurrying and scurrying,
gathering food for sustenance.

search for food and water is everywhere.
in the jungle it is the survival f the fittest!

Submitted: Friday, January 08, 2010
Edited: Friday, January 08, 2010
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  • Prashant Shaurya (1/8/2010 2:54:00 AM)

    You seem to have a keen sense of of observation madam..
    and this series shows it all..
    the description of the elephant and the squirrel was interesting..
    as for squirrels, i loved to watch them as a kid..
    the way the eat, .. have you ever noticed, ..
    prashant (Report) Reply

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