anujan raja


Where Are The Twinkling Stars? - Poem by anujan raja

Where are the twinkling stars?
I saw in the sky yesternight?
Those tiny specks of light
That lighted my way
To distant fairy lands.
Now the sky is a pall
Of dust and smoke
Of gloom and disaster,
The stars are dead
The pall covers everything.

Where are the misty hills,
That bring joyous memories?
Where are the valleys
Clad in emerald green
The hills are gone
The valleys are gone
Ripp'd, riven and razed,
Ravished by man
And the monsters of his greed.

Where are the meadows
Golden in the mellow evening?
Where my love blossomed,
Where are the cows
Who used to watch us
With those soft dark eyes
All vanished overnight,
Banish'd by man
And the monsters of his greed.

Where are the dappl'd cows
That grazed here yesterday?
How green was this valley
That sooth'd my tired eyes.
The valley is gone
The cows are gone,
Monsters have taken over
They roar, they scratch and rip
And tear the womb of mother earth
To raise memorials to greed.

No more do I hear
The wild symphony
That shatters the night and my sleep
Where have those night-raiders gone?
Banish'd from their homes,
Ill-fated to find shelter
In remote wildernesses.
Monsters have taken over
They decide the destinies
Of creatures dear to nature.

Where are the tiny humming birds?
That flitted in my garden
Vivid green, ruby red and blue
Kissing and drinking nectar
From the white flowers
No more do I see them
In the bright mid-morning
The flowers stand forlorn
Dreaming of the little birds.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Comments about Where Are The Twinkling Stars? by anujan raja

  • Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 9:45:00 PM)


    A beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 26, 2015



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