chandra thiagarajan

Man And Nature - Poem by chandra thiagarajan


Man trying
to reach the zenith
of the Realms of Science.

he's the Master of Seismology-
with gadgets,
Geo-Net / net-work of Seismic stations etc;
to detect
even the chiliad whispers
of the rumbling shake
under the Earth's crust.!

But his satellites and computers
fail to calculate
even the major displacements
of the tectonic plates
of the Seismic quakes
in the bowels of the Earth! .

He has devices
to measure
by the Richter scale—
a logarithmic scale(base 10)
the rate and amount of energy
an earth-quake releases.

Magnitude of(8) earth-quake
equal to detonating 6 million tons of TNT
often assaults mankind!

It's a wonder! .
Only after the on-set of the quake
this phenomena of Nature
gets registered
by Man's sophisticated instruments.

He can ne'er fully comprehend Nature!

Birds fly frenetically
animals are distraught
insects too respond to the distress—
All creatures experience Nature's big sigh
as they are one with it!

Man's interference with Nature
his meddling on its domains
make prediction of earth-quakes
a will-o'-the-wisp.

Despite his myriad instruments
Man is behind all creatures;

For he has cut his links with


Comments about Man And Nature by chandra thiagarajan

  • (7/22/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    i was thinking of my poem 'man and nature' when i saw your title.your poem is deep and true to reality (Report) Reply

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  • (4/25/2012 6:17:00 AM)

    Human and Earthquake..well written in poetical form. Ultimately the nature will win and Man are the victims.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012

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