Afternoon, while enjoying a lovely breeze,
I sit in the soothing shadow of casuarinas
When suddenly a fallen needle shaped leave
Touches my cheek softly.
'Hi leaf.' 'Hi, Hans'
Feeling pity for the fall of the leave
I asked about how sad it was to be like this.
'Not sad, my friend'
'This is my nature.
When I spouted I was bright green.
I enjoyed the afternoon cool of the sea
I enjoyed the light, helping me
to make oxygen and feed the tree.
I enjoyed seeing how the birds and bees
Were happy I was there for them,
I enjoyed basking in admiration of men
Of women who passed by and appreciated my beauty
I enjoyed the meaning I gave
I enjoyed my contribution,
My contribution to evolution.
It will never die.
My body is now brittle and no longer green
I have fallen from the high crown,
But my body will feed new leaves
And my contribution to evolution will never die.'
These were the last words
of a dear casuarina leaf.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem