Mamta Agarwal

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! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Jungle Retreat A Humble Tribute To William Wordsworth! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! - Poem by Mamta Agarwal

Earth has nothing more fair to show
Than the trees growing row upon row;
Tall, green and majestic; silence speaks.
My weary eyes just rest on those peaks.

The beauty of the gurgling river,
Water so cold, sends a shiver.
Sparkles like a diamond in morn.
And the day slips into a shimmering gown.

The ducks leisurely swim in wetlands.
Some flutter their wings on white sand.
Others playfully tease their mates in tall grass.
I smile as I watch a few furiously paddle fast.

Hiking through the forests of Sal, now steep,
Now low; I feel the quiet oh, so deep, so deep.
Dear God, I feel so blessed for this trip.
For now I know, oft from city need to slip.

In house naturalist offers me at hour of twilight;
Show you flora and fauna at dawn with delight.
But I decline the offer saying maybe next time.
For now suffice just to hear cow bells chime.

Varied hues of Gerberas, though sans fragrance,
Make up for lack of it by their sheer elegance.
How theystand tall and proud on thin green stalks.
And beckon from far with a broad smile as I walk.

Colours of nature- flowers, birds and hills,
Make my forever whirring mind kind of still.
Lying in a hammock, unread book on my eyes
In such august company ah, how time just flies.

INSPIRED BY 'UPON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE' BY WORDSWORTH.

Mamta Agarwal
24.12.09


Comments about ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Jungle Retreat A Humble Tribute To William Wordsworth! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! by Mamta Agarwal

  • (3/31/2010 8:38:00 PM)


    a thoughtful, loving and great tribute.the poet may be winking from heaven.
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    surya
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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (2/28/2010 3:39:00 AM)


    wow... thanks for sharing... amazingly penned (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2010 9:05:00 PM)


    dear mamta......it is a lovely poem, and a great tribute to wordsworth! putting it down in my favourites! it is a pity that nature gives everything to mankind without reserve, and we in turn destroy our life source.those who love nature, know how to derive pleasure from it.great write.
    ritty
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  • (1/4/2010 9:22:00 AM)


    A fine tribute to one of my favourite poets. To reflect on what we have seen of nature is good for the soul, we are part of nature and natures part of us. the beauty is we can take its lovely images with us in our minds eye and recall them, when we feel the need. A truly lovely poem Mamta. Bob (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2009 3:00:00 AM)


    A charming lyrical write. In the art of nature,
    I also find great peace and contentment.
    A worthy tribute to a great poet.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra
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  • (12/29/2009 10:44:00 PM)


    Mamata ji -
    I read it over for the second time, after the paras you added this time!
    Nature's breath was in Wordsworth's soul,
    Same Nature has made you whole!
    It was delightful reading it once more!
    (I could see the grey head of Prof DB, shaking it ever so gently, as he read out
    Wordsworth to me!) - Thanks for sharing your poetry! -Raj -
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  • (12/27/2009 10:55:00 AM)


    A LOVELY PIECE OF LYRICAL POETRY! IN FACT THE OPENING STANZA BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF WORDSWORTH & HIS YARROW POEMS!
    10 +
    -Raj
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  • (12/26/2009 2:11:00 AM)


    Very True Ma'am. A blessed companion nature is. (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2009 2:09:00 AM)


    Great lines of dedication of the beautiful blue planet, all are the form of god, Matha Pitha Guru Daivam...Thanks 10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 26, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 29, 2009


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