Bharati Nayak


Parrot - Poem by Bharati Nayak

Though winged
I am caged
I flutter my wings
As if to fly
They get hurt by the ironrailings

The milked rice
And the good nuts
That I am served
Do not satisfy
As I dream
Of the open sky
Where I do belong.

You ask me
Oh Parrot! How are you?
You see my bright green feathers
And my beautiful red beak
I answer in my clatter
Which you can not understand
andthink
I belong to rich and so live in lavish


On some careless day
My owner may
Keep the cage open
I may get a chance to fly
But my wings
that have forgotten
the art of flying
may fall a prey
to some vultures
My good owner and his neighbors
Will curse me,
O.K, O.K
Let that ungratefulbird
Meet a graceless end.

Topic(s) of this poem: bird, freedom, life


Comments about Parrot by Bharati Nayak

  • Ranjan Kumar Ghosh (12/10/2017 10:39:00 PM)


    Do not satisfy
    As I dream
    Of the open sky
    Where I do belong.

    You ask me
    Oh Parrot! How are you?
    You see my bright green feathers thanks madame for your lovely poem shearing10++++++
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/14/2017 10:03:00 AM)


    The last stanza is captivating Loved the way it is penned..10 (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/1/2017 10:21:00 PM)


    But my wings
    that have forgotten
    the art of flying
    may fall a prey
    to some vultures...........................Ironny so nicely painted in this touching poem!
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  • Rupert Hentzau (10/28/2017 10:00:00 AM)


    I get the feeling that you tried to translate this poem from your native tongue. The English is stilted. Take for instance, the last two lines. It should be: Let that ungrateful bird meet a graceless end. Not 'the graceless end'. Again: 'You see my bright green feathers and my beautiful read beak.' But you have written: 'the beautiful red beak']

    To read the poem in English, creates problems like these. Obviously, you are not familiar with the English language. But it was a brave attempt.
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    Bharati Nayak (10/28/2017 10:18:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your valuable comment.You rightly pointed out.I have penned this poem originally in my native language-Odia, You may not have heard about this language.It is the native language spoken by people of Odisha, Odisha is a state of India lying on its eastern coast.

    This poem is not exact translation.And I admit there may be many flaws in my English.Hope you read some of my other poems and give your kind opinion.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (10/14/2017 8:36:00 AM)


    A fantastic poem..! Penned from the heart..Deep regards (Report) Reply

  • Binayakumar Mohanty (10/13/2017 10:27:00 AM)


    Though winged I am caged. This is the irony of caged bird. I enjoyed it. Mam.The poem deserves huge 10++++pls read and comment on. my poem The Wonder Bird. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/12/2017 8:13:00 AM)


    Parrot flutters wings amazingly and tender sound attracts attention while parrot flies. Trapped bird never gets joy. Every bird needs freedom. This is an interesting poem beautifully presented...10 (Report) Reply

  • Prabhata Kumar Sahoo (9/4/2017 6:32:00 AM)


    Many have lost pets, Me also.I, my family got deep hurt.But I couldn't write what the poet could do so accurately​.Thisis important.10 (Report) Reply

  • Dev Anand (8/19/2017 5:44:00 AM)


    But my wings
    that have forgotten
    the art of flying
    may fall a prey......though winged i am caged....... sorrow, sadness, pain, suffering....... so much u convey in this beautiful poem.. thank you. dev
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  • Madhuram Sharma (8/13/2017 11:47:00 AM)


    very nice poetry......dear poet (Report) Reply

  • Bill Cantrell (8/3/2017 4:29:00 PM)


    I love your poetry! ! The milked rice, and the good nuts that I am served do not satisfy, the parrot is to fancy the rich who has no mercy for the bird whose dreams are taken, your poetry is a gem, you write with your heart my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (5/12/2017 3:19:00 AM)


    a nice poem of a caged bird well treated but a prisoner from the freedom of the skies? .........well written (Report) Reply

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (4/26/2017 6:44:00 AM)


    The birds are created in nature,
    We need to protect its future.
    Nice poem, Nice lines, but sorrowful keeping the birds in cage.
    Thank you.
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  • Siddartha Montik (12/15/2016 10:11:00 AM)

    Touching!
    Though winged
    I am caged
    I flutter my wings
    As if to fly.. the beginning..

    so much we do for our fun and clip the wings in cages..
    when would we realize the very freedom we want is also for all Creatures?
    What makes and gives us sense to know from such simple things?

    Why cant we see for freedom and enjoy that in Nature?
    Where do we clip our minds in all this and cant get free from?

    Thanks for sharing this Parrot Bharathiji.. Liked the Idea and feel! 10+++
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    Bharati Nayak (12/29/2016 4:49:00 AM)

    Thak you Siddartha Montik for your nice comment.Really, Why cant we see for freedom and enjoy that in Nature? ''
    Where do we clip our minds in all this and cant get free from?

  • Bri Edwards (12/10/2016 2:07:00 PM)


    Bharati, i shall put the poem into Section B of December's showcase as it STILL appears here now. ha ha

    [i did 'SUGGEST' some changes in my earlier comment(s) , but i won't worry about them.]

    the poem is VERY entertaining. it shall give readers and opportunity to put their own 'spin' on the 'story'.

    thanks, bri :)
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    Bharati Nayak (12/11/2016 7:19:00 AM)

    Many many thanks Bri Edwards for taking it into your Show-case..I hope more readers will give their views on this poem

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/28/2016 2:30:00 PM)

    Parrot
    This poem touches a nerve. Should humans cage other creatures? 10

    Robert
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    Bharati Nayak (12/11/2016 7:15:00 AM)

    It is really inhuman to put animals in cage.Separated from their family and their own familiar environment their lives must be very painful.But we do it for our pleasure.

  • (10/11/2016 11:59:00 PM)


    A beautiful and touching poem, independence has no alternate. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (10/12/2016 12:57:00 AM)

    Thank you Khalida Bano.Independence has no alternate.I again agree with Rousseau- - Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.Without a free mind it is very difficult to progress.

  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/1/2016 11:00:00 AM)


    Wow...Just wonderful. I wrote a poem on similar theme not on parrot but a bird, long back. But I didnt post it as it was not rhyming well. I like the concept and you have presented well. Loved it. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (8/1/2016 12:53:00 PM)

    Many thanks for your lovely comment on my poem.It is long time since I am having your wonderful words on my poem.Please post your poem on Poem Hunter and give us chance to read it.

  • Sasanka Sekhar Panda (7/17/2016 7:41:00 AM)


    excellence in the supreme. It is simply extraordinary.. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (8/1/2016 12:56:00 PM)

    Your words of appreciation are highly valued.Thank you very much.

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/8/2016 7:40:00 PM)


    A compelling and creative cry for freedom yet echos of imprisonment and impotence reverberates. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (8/1/2016 1:03:00 PM)

    Rousseau said-Man is born free but every where he is in chains.This imprisonment may be physical or mental.The pressure of society can restrict individual freedom.The point is how to balance this freedom against social pressure.The answer lies in the person himself.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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