I see the Earth and its happy brood
And everything around in a sunny mood
But in my cage sits a single bird
So lonely without a companion of her own breed
Though the sky and its expanse to her, long denied
In her narrow cage, she was never annoyed
She had a partner to share her joy and woe
With him, all else she was ready to fore go
There they made a haven unknown to pain
Shut the door to wind and rain
Sat together rubbing shoulders and preening feathers
Never did they mind their freedom bound by tethers
Now she feels she has lost her way
With her mate absent to cheer her day
With the break of dawn, once as she rose from sleep
Lay her ‘man’ motionless- a feathered heap
With her beak, she pecked and prodded him
Went on nudging and poking, sitting on the cage’s rim
But Alas! He didn’t stir or move
She tried in vain but finally got the painful clue
Sitting close to him, making a strange sound
She made it known that her man would no more be around
Never expected her life would suddenly take a turn this way
And never ever thought her companion would thus slip away
When his body from the cage was removed
She beat her wings as if in sorrow drowned
Thereafter she didn’t peck at the grains served
And for days opted out to remain starved
I thought her sorrow would soon end
And his separation wouldn’t leave a deep dent
But each day, gloom overcasts the teary eyed widow
And she sits blubbering looking through her window
Her lonesome state leaves me so agitated
I don’t want to see her any more isolated
I shall let her fly into the freedom of the sky
With new companions, let her soar high!
A heart wrenching poem expressing the loneliness being felt after losing the life partner. The uselessness of everything on earth is felt with a gloom at the loss of love which is not repairable by any means....10
The pain of a widowed bird so poignantly captured. We pinion them mercilessly and does not understand the pain they undergo. Hope she hasn't forgotten her song. This poem is a sweet song that tells of a very sad tale. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought - didn't the poet say so? And what a coincidence - it was only yesterday I commented on Maya Angelou's The Caged Bird Sings and drew a comparison there to our Malayalam's Balamani Amma's Koottilitta Kili (The Caged Bird) , which clamours for freedom to soar into the open skies and be with its companions.....10
The bird after losing her feathery companion is pining away and so she should be allowed to find her space and place under the sky. Your ending stanza comes with a solution, which is very apt to the situation. A brilliant poem which straightaway touches the heart.
A sad and beautiful read, birds of a feather flock together, but what happens when one is forced to go at it alone? I love the ending because it is hopeful. A great story of a poem, well done.
Her lonesome state leaves me so agitated I don’t want to see her any more isolated I shall let her fly into the freedom of the sky With new companions, let her soar high! ..., touching inscription having a human soul with empathy. Marvelous work.
A touching and thoughtful poem..............................................
This is like an emotional tale having potential to blossom into a saga of epic proportions. The sorrow of the lady bird (?) has been felt and treated with ultimate human touch. Her personal pain and tragedy assume the form of a universal mourning. Let us hope that her freedom from the cage bring solace to her tormented soul. Thanks.
I love this poem about marital bliss, bereavement and loneliness. I love the way the poem had me thinking of all the lonely people there are in the world. It's so clever to humanise these birds, making us appreciate that our feathered friends have emotions whilst covering the widespread problem of loneliness. Wonderful - now a favourite of mine.
She had a partner to share her joy and woe With him, all else she was ready to fore go a joy of oneness blessed with love to Him a sparrow in a sorrow mood When his body from the cage was removed She beat her wings as if in sorrow drowned I love to be with this poetess for a prayer to enyoy...
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
An impressive and heart touching sad poem........................