Treasure Island



Winds scream
when cars cut through
their silence zones

Cart and horse
were music to their ears

But winds
scream in fear
when horns tear into
their meditations

cars and aeroplanes
the faster they move
sharper are the wounds
they inflict

and winds scream
in unbearable pain

We have seen
the planes in flight
- just one side
of the story

the other is the
sordid tale
unsung till date

of winds
mauled and molested
by engines of progress
and their rider,

When he strikes
his breasts with his palms

winds in silence cry

[composed on 22.9.2013, while travelling back from Shimla]

Submitted: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 23, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was conceived when I was travelling back from Shimla and my son, who was driving the car, opened the wind shields. I found the wind howling outside.. This howling, crying, shrieking, wind... then went into the creation of this poem... which believes in SUPPORTING LIFE SYSTEMS... and TO reconsider the progress which makes our march forward a funeral march in which we are ourselves participating.

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  • Nargues Mohammadi (9/22/2013 2:45:00 PM)

    thanks for such touching poem, , , Man tries to be victorious over everything, now taking control of beasts, forests and oceans, and can claim: He has defeated nature, , and nature cries in pain, ,
    your words touched and impressed me as always, and I never forget in your book (BLISS) , you've mentioned: all catastrophes man is confronted with these days, are the result of nature's anger, that is taking revenge of man's actions and violence.
    for the line: carts and horse, were music to their ear, I remember your words in other section of BLISS: whatever we are doing, if it is true to our nature, it would not be wrong, it would not harm human interest, it would be not antithetical to nature and it would not be a liability for the universal assets of nature..... (Report) Reply

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