A Home For Daphne 2 - Same Pinna Poem by Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

A Home For Daphne 2 - Same Pinna

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Tears rolling off his eyes, sat Apollo
On the long green pinnate palm leaf
Looking at the empty pinna on which hung
His nest and Daphne's, until a few days ago.

His friend Bri came and sat beside him
'Look Aps, I have completed my first nest
And it is occupied by my first fiancée.
I have started work on another one, you see.'

Bri took his hand in his and spoke again
'Stop worrying and start weaving a nest
On the same tree, same pinna, afresh.
I have informed Daphne what happened.

'Though she does seem to believe you,
We shall go back to her when it's ready
And propose her once again, I hope
she understands your love and agrees.

'Or else, we will accept the first female
Who proposes to you; that's what we do.'
Now Aps got really angry, 'I shall have
My Daphne or no one. That's my word.'

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Sorry. My friend Bri Edwards has got nothing to do with this poem. If it or any part, line, word or letter reminds you of him, it is just coincidental.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

Pinna 4. And a coconut leaf is three to four feet broad and ten to fourteen feet long.

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

Pinna 3. Hundreds of such pinnae attached to either side of a stout, rigid, strong shaft, forming a flat structure is a coconut leaf. A Pinna of a coconut leaf could be one and a half inches to two inches broad and two feet to three feet long.

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

Pinna 2. Each pinna has a strong hard rigid thin central shaft (which we use to make brooms) , with the long green fibrous leafy part attached to either side.

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

Pinna: Pinna is the long fibrous leaflet of a large coconut leaf. Each Pinna has a thin rigid hard long

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Unnikrishnan E S 26 February 2022

‘The Fall Of A Sparrow' is the autobiography of the famous ornithologist Padmabhushan Dr Salim Ali. I have drawn upon many information on the behaviour of birds, he has described in it.

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Unnikrishnan Sivasankara Menon

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PUTHENCHIRA, KERALA, INDIA
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