rajendran muthiah Poems
A Bird Sanctuary (Vedanthangal-Tamilnadu, India)
The calls of birds
Of hues varied
lull all to sleep.
Vedanthangal(Shelter of the Hunters) ,
the rain fed tank,
is the haven for
the Night Herons,
the Darters, Ducks
and the Moor Hens….
Birds from continents diverse
nest on the Kadamba Trees,
feed, breed and fly around,
dip in water, catch fish
and hop to the trees in glee.
O, that sadist hurls a fish above
and takes it back within its bills!
The world of birds has a lot to teach.
The black, white and grey birds perch side by side.
Let It Breathe Long.
What is ‘in your mind?
Be frank to tell me.
Silence or ignorance will sure to kill me.
Brooding over failures will break up your strong heart.
Brimming with tears in eyes won’t bolster your morale.
Beaming smiles to foes will make you to stand tall.
Drunken ramblers won’t nod and cheer us