rajagopal haran

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Withering Wings - Poem by rajagopal haran

An egg is hatched
The fledgling crawls out of its shell
Unable to see and unable to fly
Limps around in pitch black darkness

Mother bird feeds it with fondness
Not only food but also love
Lots of sunrises and sunsets
Accrues into days of inaction

Wishes of the mother winnows into wings
Waning fears with the vigor of nature
Trials into air under
The paragon of love’s care

D-day has come
Taking off the plane
Detours the fledgling flying far away
Forgetting the mother!


Comments about Withering Wings by rajagopal haran

  • (2/11/2010 3:39:00 PM)


    parting is such a sorrow...passions runnig wild...to separate is hard...but at sometime..it must be done...and the way you put it...was gentle....great job (Report) Reply

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  • (1/13/2008 10:15:00 PM)


    great poem, very interesting, i love the image you create of the fledgling and that you chose to focus on a bird was really intriguing. a nice turn around too with D-day and leaving the mother in the end (Report) Reply

  • (11/15/2007 8:39:00 AM)


    i admire ur observation of things happening around you, altho they are just the routine things, bt u capture each emotion incredibly well, leving the reader astonished and hit by thought of double meaning, which sure arent or are there, an observant and emotionally charged poet.....bt thts lyf, altho was ordained 4 jus animals and birds, bt v humans r also gting into same shels and taking the same flights of never retreating, to parents who care so much and love us untill eternity...loved it dear...butifull.. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2007 12:19:00 AM)


    perfect lesson of nurturing and living...let's not view it from human value system... (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2007 4:35:00 PM)


    This is the way life rolls on... Mothers give borth to their young, feed and look after them only to see them leave one day... This is an awesome write Rajagopal. Thank you for sharing :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


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