Gajanan Mishra

Gold Star - 278,572 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Banana Tree - Poem by Gajanan Mishra

A banana tree is
Troubled by a mad elephant.
This is the poem -
Please understand
And control yourself.

Give all protection
To the banana tree.
Control the elephant
If you can, and read my poem.

Take it into consideration,
The time and the situation.
Control yourself and
Expand not anything
Without knowing.

Topic(s) of this poem: existence

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Comments about A Banana Tree by Gajanan Mishra

  • Sriranji Aratisankar (7/29/2016 5:55:00 AM)

    Yes. we have to control ourselves as well as protect others for existence. (Report) Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (11/3/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on Self control, which is a must for everyone.

    Poem with a great message.....
    Expand not anything
    Without knowing.
    Beautiful presentation. Loved reading it. I dont know how come I missed this poem. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  • Richard Provencher (8/26/2014 9:42:00 PM)

    The banana tree is all knowing, observes and metes out wisdom. A great poem, succinct and awash with wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2014 11:18:00 PM)

    a kind of a intriguing piece. i liked it.
    nice one.
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  • Brian Jani (6/23/2014 3:58:00 PM)

    Indeed these are wise words and a wise poem too (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2014 8:15:00 PM)

    Very Good philosophy!
    You're a wise man,
    One can see.
    (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (6/4/2014 7:23:00 PM)

    I like the title “A Banana Tree” but the poem seems like you are talking to someone specifically and does not read much like a poem (perhaps I’m expanding without knowing) . The title is original. (Report) Reply

  • Joyce Wolayo (5/29/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    I really my Poem in this poem and i love the rhyme in your titles its really poetic (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2014 5:13:00 AM)

    Self-control for sure, but I like Dylan Thomas's verse: Don't go gentle into that good night... but of course, this is another story** (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (5/4/2014 9:50:00 PM)

    A very intimate picture of what is commonly happening in places where elephants roam around farms. Vividly and emotionally-packed lines lamenting the destruction of the beneficial banana tree. (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2014 7:57:00 AM)

    The poet asks to take some attention and take pain in understanding the meaning of the words that come in the poem I think. The poem is very beautifully told the idea in simple words and adjectives I think and also I like it as such. (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (3/27/2014 5:27:00 AM)

    Dear Sir, Thanks for your comments.
    I think in this poem you have created some humor. Nice work.
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  • Sushil Kumar Tripathy (10/4/2013 10:49:00 AM)

    Control yourself is rightly written as to control mad elephant- A nice poem, I like it, Let me try to save banana tree.
    Sushil Kumar Tripathy sonepur
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  • Abdulla Al-hemaidy (9/29/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    Let us see what comes up :) (Report) Reply

  • Matthew Edan Oliver Palma (9/26/2013 9:07:00 AM)

    bananana....: D entertaining and enlightening... control is powerful.: D (Report) Reply

  • (9/21/2013 9:21:00 PM)

    All thing are living and showing respect to trees are equally admirable! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 20, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, August 22, 2016

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