Dr John Celes
A bird had swallowed
While in fruit,
Had fallen in some rocky land
And sprouted into
A lovely tree,
With massive trunk
And boughs with verdant leaves,
And luscious fruits
As birds built nests
And wayfarers had shade from scorching sun!
A farmer sowed
In fertile land,
Ploughed by oxen
And sweat of brow
’neath scorching sun,
Did sprout also:
But ceased to grow
As the rains had failed
Although in both the cases
Seeds seemed similar,
Why did the farmer’s toil
The bird had gulped
The best of fruits with seed
That grew despite the rocky soil!
Perhaps, the farmer’s work
Remained by God
At times ruins his labor great!
The heart of man matters!
That’s sowed on earth
Grows by Heaven’s decree!
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