Treasure Island

Ashly Raju

(26.08.1997 / Iritty)

Lament of Love


Earth rises from
The fear of darkness
To a glowing dawn.
Its each dawn is a tenderly dream.
The earth’s bosom gleams
As of the mother.
Heart,
That ablaze to
Satisfy the thirst
In the vein of the children,
Who fixed their root in you.
Why do you spate thy holy tears?
Why does your living soul withers?
Oh mother,
We are brutal and rude.
Your quintessence is being
Imbibed by us.
You, the earth lament through
The notes of the lakes and rivers,
Din of the drizzle,
Bluster of waft.
Why you are not being heard?
Why you are not being understood?
Even though Mama
You are drawing
Each iota of life of yours
To enrich the honey
In the lips of your progeny.
They never knew your moan
They never see your wriggle
Their eyes never strikes
On your face,
The dark pallid clouds
That reveals your face.
Why Mom
Why didn’t they give you?
Oh altruist,
I wrapped you with question
But not to denature thy life.
Only since I have the pain
That your throb
Is being nagged.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is the translation of my first Malayalam poem, 'Karayunna Bhumiyamma'[crying earth]which was written on 5 June, World Environment day.I dedicate it to all those who love and respect our Earth.

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  • Adheez Van Der Beanthz (8/17/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    excellent..! ! ! your imagery, your words so wonderful
    and yeah, i agree with Valsa..
    Earth has been betrayed by her own children
    She is now crying and wailing, waiting her death
    thanks for sharing this great poem and i invite you to read mine (Report) Reply

  • Aswath Raman (8/14/2013 2:55:00 PM)

    An excellent write Ashly! I certainly wish to see the malayalam version of it, as I was born and brought up in Palakkad. Mother earth do send us message by her rage of fire and her cry of rain. The sad part is her children are not matured enough. Or are they oversmart? (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (8/8/2013 12:08:00 AM)

    A very good poem Ashley! Nature is being robbed and exploited by her own children! We ungratefully betray her while, like a loving mother she gives us life and sustenance! Your young mind is saddened to see the atrocities done to her! (Report) Reply

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