Jasbir Chatterjee

Gold Star - 12,667 Points (4 March 1966 / Delhi)

Bird Logic - Poem by Jasbir Chatterjee

A pigeon and his paramour
Sat under a roof,
Inhaling deeply the cool morning air,
On one lovely day of Spring.
The sky was blue and clear,
And red roses were in full bloom.

The pigeon suddenly came closer
To kiss his love's
Lovely black beak.
Coyly, shrinking away, the lover said,
'Hush, darling! Be careful.
See how they glare at us.'

The pigeon retorted,
'Don't worry, Darling.
We are free birds, not humans.
We don't have to believe in their silly theories and stinking isms.
We value freedom above everything else;
We don't fight, kill, and wage wars and love is all that we believe in.'

The lover smiled and pulled him closer.
With their wings around each other,
Beaks touching and love blazing in their souls,
They kissed, long, deep, unhurried,
In full view of the Conservatives who watched,
Embarrassed, speechless, and pink-faced.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Prose Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem is expected to appear shortly in a souvenir publication of Dr. Yayati Madan G. Gandhi International Poetry Festival 2016. It was inspired from one of my recent photos that you see here.

Comments about Bird Logic by Jasbir Chatterjee

  • (9/25/2017 3:32:00 AM)

    good poem, Animals live with more practical intelligence including emotional intelligence but in non-verbal
    logic and non verbal emotion mode.
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  • (7/21/2017 4:55:00 AM)

    wonderful enumeration of sights of everyday life and getting the anecdote dribble through the philosophical lanes
    of different life of animaldom and humans.I like to add that unholy ambition of a few crusaders have distorted the
    path of civilization from its ideal way.
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (5/26/2016 1:25:00 AM)

    Using pigeons you nailed the human errs, although we are Ashraful-Makhluqat Supreme creation of Almighty yet we fight, envy, kill, differentiate etc etc....We do not value our freedom and instead we are slave of our wishes, gadgets, norms of the society, culture, tradition, fashion.....A thought provoking poem,10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • Mike Smith (5/4/2016 11:46:00 PM)

    What a great poem. Speaks of the uninhibitedness of the animal world around us and the walls we as humans have built around our most heartfelt urges to appear more sophisticated.
    Perfect accompanying photo. Congratulations on being published as well, the piece is well deserving
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (5/2/2016 2:00:00 AM)

    Jasbir! Such a beautiful poem about two loving pigeons.!
    I totally agree! The bird logic is very different from human logic.
    We are free birds, not humans.
    We don't have to believe in their silly theories and stinking isms.
    We value freedom above everything else;
    We don't fight, kill, and wage wars and love is all that we believe in.
    I like your style of writing. Frank, with a clear concept and an earnest philosophy!
    Enjoyed it. Full score!
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  • Bri Edwards (5/1/2016 1:51:00 PM)

    and i just added this to MyPoemList. i thoroughly enjoyed it. bri :) (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/1/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    interesting comments below. i 'love birds' so i'm looking forward to reading your poem. here i gooooo.

    See how they glare at us.' .............this line caused me to expel a little laugh. well, more like a muffled chuckle!

    We don't fight, kill, and wage wars and love is all that we believe in.' ...perhaps, BUT they've been known to try to shit on us humans. well, maybe they weren't trying to do that; they were just doing what we do, but with more freedom.

    They kissed, long, deep, unhurried,
    In full view of the Conservatives who watched,
    Embarrassed, speechless, and pink-faced. .....................another mild chuckle here! ! !

    i may have to invite you to join in my next A Showcase For PH Poets, about to begin in earnest any day now.

    i'll also friend you, so as to not forget you.

    bri :)
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  • Wes Vogler (4/29/2016 11:18:00 PM)

    no code number is this something new? I hope! (Report)Reply

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  • Wes Vogler (4/29/2016 11:16:00 PM)

    lovely theme and thought. If only it had rhythm and rhyme I think it might be a classic. (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/29/2016 7:31:00 AM)

    Your poems are such a delight to read, It brings to fore the hypocrisy of our thinking. Thanks.
    Don't worry, Darling / We are free birds, not humans / We don't fight, kill, and wage wars and love is all that we believe in.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 29, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 30, 2016


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