Mamta Agarwal

Rookie - 0 Points (March 27,1951 / India)

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Ladybird In The Grass! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

Sitting by a forest brook
On the grass under a tree;
Just my little girl and me
I read to her from a book.

Suddenly she called from afar.
Ladybird, lady bird in the grass.
She picked and put it in her palms
And then carefully kept it in a jar.

While feeding it some grass
Looking puzzled she asked me:
How did it get its name nani?
Is it because its dainty she asked.

It does have wings, I said.
It’s just a colourful insect
Yet isn’t it so very perfect?
God has made it well dressed.

Perhaps that’s why the name.
Maybe it’s really no mistake.
She bit into her cup cake
And said it’s all the same.

Dear, God has eyes for details.
Whether it’s a creature big or small
You know, He loves them all.
She nodded and shook her pig tails.

Intrigued I searched the net.
Found myths and beliefs abound
Held in high esteem all-round.
By then Anika had named her pet.


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  • (5/2/2010 10:33:00 AM)


    Much we could get from the innocence of children than what we could do so surfing the Net...good poem...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Palas Kumar Ray (4/19/2010 12:19:00 PM)


    Yeah, this is never very easy to answer easy queries of innocents.I have always wondered why a lady bird beetle was a lady and a bird.Nice poem with vivid imagery. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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