Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Gold Star - 94,207 Points (3rd August 1950 / Mumbai)

Environment 5 - Coral In Great Barrier Reef - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Coral in the Great Barrier Reef of
Country Australia, so spectacular,
Charismatic, living beings, suffered a
‘Catastrophic die off ' two years ago.

It happened due to heat wave that
Indefinitely extended for a longer period,
Infectious nine months from March to November,
Injury so severe that caused their death.

Corals weave rock like little reefs
Calcium carbonate fine layers,
Charming embroidery like work,
Complementary runway for fish to gallivant.

Do not disturb the oceanic corals,
Delicate life that has to be conserved,
Divers be careful not to touch or collide,
Divine, enchanting, may they live long to charm!

Topic(s) of this poem: environment, nature

Comments about Environment 5 - Coral In Great Barrier Reef by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/29/2018 9:46:00 PM)

    Great Barrier Reef is definitely wonderful creation of nature in this Earth. Charming embroidery like work motivates mind. Country Australia is lucky having this charismatic gift of nature to this land. Divine charm ever motivates mind. An interesting and informative poem is beautifully penned...10 (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(4/30/2018 4:43:00 AM)

    Thank you Kumarmani ji.
    Yes, indeed, Great Barrier Reef of Australia is one of the wonders of this world

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  • Poet Poet (4/26/2018 6:26:00 PM)

    we can only follow nature naturally if we love to survive clearly
    he is my friend also inspired me to come over to PH and glad I did but
    here on PH I only notice
    all say lovely poetry
    none advises
    so how will one improve
    just tell me

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(4/30/2018 7:59:00 AM)

    Thank you dear Poet.
    When you love poetry so much, i am sure the muse will inspire you.
    When you keep reading and writing diligently, the improvement will happen automatically. :)

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  • (4/23/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    In time, nature will, to her ills prescribe
    Mortal man does not have time on his side

    Thanks Geeta, for bringing this situation to light.

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(4/23/2018 2:50:00 AM)

    Dear Loke, so good to hear from you in the morning.
    Along with you, you bring light into my poem with your bright words of wisdom.

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/22/2018 10:36:00 PM)

    The poem is apparently a sincere call for conservation of ecological balance at global level. Marine life is one of the most fragile and vulnerable systems including Great Barrier Reefs deserve our utmost attention. Thank you, Geeta ji, for taking up a very important subject through this poem. Quite thought provoking. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(4/22/2018 11:49:00 PM)

    Thank you Rajnish ji,
    The marine scientists and experts are making sincere effort to conserve the marine species. But with global warming the ecological balance is disturbed. It all goes to show that Nature is powerful and that we human beings are so powerless.
    It is so nice of you to be a part this discussion, Rajnish ji.

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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/22/2018 12:05:00 AM)

    Geeta, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the world. It is suffering through climate change but this has no doubt occurred from its inception as a life form. A very timely reminder to all of its existence and fragility. (Report)Reply

    Geeta Radhakrishna Menon(4/22/2018 12:26:00 AM)

    Thank you so much for being the first to respond to this environmental issue.
    I am sure, the corals of the Great Barrier Reef are spectacular. Being one of the wonders of this world. I can imagine, how enchanting it would be to view them. Hope and pray, they survive!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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