A Pelican looking wise and sage.
2. A Pelican in flight
3. A pelican couple guarding their nest
Note: The first time I saw pelicans (many years ago), they were swimming. And looking at their bulk, I assumed they could not take off into the air or if they did, cannot sustain their flight. How wrong I was!
What if you looked big and clumsy?
You do everything an agile creature does
You fly with grace
Rest atop a tree with ease
Build a nest on a brambly bush
And guard it with care!
You tell the world
To look beyond looks
Which is a lesson
One seldom finds in books!
You could read the title of my poem also as Nature Is Mind.
Mind is vast. Has big and small notions. And an incredible variety of those. Moods, emotions, attitudes. A huge welter where life goes on non-stop.
A sparrow and his mate
sat in the sun and ate
juicy worms and stuff.
Came a cat’s sinister purr
there was a hurried whirr
the pair fled, feathers and fluff.
The cat stalked in there
with his tail in the air
all insouciant and bluff.
Finding himself alone
he gave a baffled moan
And vanished in a huff.
This sort of daily drama dose
is common for those
who observe nature and its stuff.
Well reader, do you identify with this poem? Nature’s drama is routine, wouldn’t you agree?
A crow, whose activities I observed for a while, before capturing this moment. From my archives, perhaps more than a year old (?)—I mean the archive date, not the crow’s age 🙂
This assiduous crow rested half-way to its nest after gathering (tearing/breaking it off from a nearby tree) a twig, longer than itself.
As I watched it in action, I was struck by how a mere twig we would chuck away as litter serves as treasure for another creature.
Such innumerable little equations are what make life a miracle, an enigma, something one must marvel at and respect. You agree, surely?
Nature is a Tutor.
Eloquent to those who can discern
And mute to those who won’t listen…
She is an open book
And holds life-lessons for your look
Will you turn a blind eye
Or will you read her with care
For your welfare?
The tutor awaits her student—
Why be diffident?
I had captured these frothy waves on my camera a few days ago. Looking at the parallel-line, right-angled waves, I felt awe-struck and came up with a few lines of rhyme:
Nature has geometry
There is artistry
In all its varied tapestry!
It’s part of our ancestry
And lends itself to loads of poetry…
Let’s not think it paltry
But show it some gallantry!
Saw this Blackbird on a trip to Nilgiris (Western Ghats, India).
Like most birds, this one was excessively shy and would soar away at my approach beyond a certain point.
I was fascinated by its yellow beady eye and beak, more than anything else!
Did you know? Crows are one of the cleverest, most resilient and adaptable bird species!
Here, I present a few fascinating photos from my collection…
“We too know geometry, and what equidistant means. And sometimes, hierarchy rules!”
“We always share and eat, and live by the dictum The more, the merrier. Yummy cooked rice!”
“We could be as ‘punny’ as the next guy—we are en’light’ened crows”
“We are an affectionate couple and can treat each other with warmth”