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The Gypsy and The Lion

Sunday, March 02, 2014 , 40 Comments

The Sleeping Gypsy, 1897, by Henry Rousseau 
The night was young
the moon was white
on a desert sand
slept the gypsy tight

Unassuming, a lion came by
why did it come?
I don't know why
It's a picture prompt, so am giving a try

So lets' swing and imagine
what was the reason of visit
for the lion king

Truth is, the desert that was
once upon a dense forest
the wildlife lived there
it was their habitat

The human that began for his need
deforested animal's abode
to meet his own stretching greed

their kingdom was shattered
their folks were scattered
while some didn't live to see next day sun
some found place in zoo
Oh Man! still you do not rue?

Human sings their own tune
they call it an art of music
to make a flute, a mandolin
they strip off many tree

forests uprooted
deserts flourished
oasis is a mirage
O' man spare that
otherwise your generation will end as a pitiful adage!
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The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write

40 comments:

  1. Excellent post. Sends a good message not to destroy forests.

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    1. Thank SG..I am glad that you liked it :)

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  2. I love your ecological warnings and message. I agree we should do more.

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    1. Thanks Beckie. It indeed is very supportive of you and I am glad that you are on the cause as much as I am :)

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  3. Quite the cautionary tale.

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  4. I like your take on this image very much.

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    1. Thanks so much Cait, it really means a lot to me. I am glad that you liked :)

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  5. excellent - we are the enemy of nature.

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    1. Yes Kathe, off late we humans are kind of being a strong enemy of the nature.

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  6. Nice one, dear - seeing an absolutely new facet of your writing.

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    1. I am glad that you liked it Karthik :) I really am.

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  7. nice one, the messages that you bring out are subtle yet strong.

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    1. Thanks Seeta. Your comment has a great positive impact here. Thank you for being encouraging :)

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  8. good one! I hope to see this poem being printed in English or social studies book for the students to read and get the message :)

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    1. Amen! Sarah I just hope it becomes true, in that case it will be a "dream come true" for me :)
      Thank you my friend!

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  9. Excellent this was. Wow, an important message, so beautifully conveyed! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Soumya. I am so glad that you liked it. I loved ur take too..it was lovely.

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  10. Now that's a Go-Green cum eco friendly post!
    Loved the flow and depth that the words carried! :)

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    1. Thats awesome of you Nikhil. Thank you so much!

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  11. Thanks for rotating me back slowly through the aeons of herbiage with your eloquent verbiage......

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    1. Wow! That was a lovely way to say a thing :) I am glad that rotation happened :)

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  12. 'It's a picture prompt, so am giving a try' - :D :D What an amazing message in the end !!

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    1. :) I just wanted to make it a little more interactive and not just passive reading. Glad that u liked it :)

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  13. Man plays music, the lion feeds on it.

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    1. Yeah, that too is interesting :)

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  14. Good poetry with a strong message. Good One.

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    1. Thanks Jayanta. Thanks for liking.

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    1. Thanks Prem! I am glad that you liked it :)

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  16. lovely take on the prompt..the concept of your poem is really good! loved it :)

    congrats for the lenovo win too!

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    1. That's so lovely of you Ankita! Thanks so much. Thanks again :)

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  17. Hate to think of the lion king in a zoo...nice write...

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  18. I'm so glad you gave that PP a try!!

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  19. Verse with a message. Nice. :)

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  20. Wonderfully weaved poem and a very significant message conveyed! We humans are busy expanding concrete jungles and putting animals behind the bars. Just because our hunger for more never dies and we are selfish race!

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  21. Brilliantly written, Ekta. I wonder whether we realize what we do and whether we have conscience that hold us accountable for our deeds.
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  22. Quite a lesson for the prompt Ekta :)
    Good one

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