Yet I Dare Hope

When my nest won’t be tangled,
and my tree not likely strangled,
while my river will flow undefiled,
my forest allowed to grow wild,
my pastures left free to forage,
my wings not bound in cordage,
will ever I wake up to this sight,
or forever sleep filled with fright?

[In the frame: Pied Myna or Asian Pied Starling (Gracupica contra); Aarey Forest, Mumbai]

– Narendra Nayak © 2019

10 thoughts on “Yet I Dare Hope

  1. Sadly a very scary scenario for not only the birds but also our children to be in, for tomorrow seems very bleak veiled under a poisonous mask.
    The pic as always is brilliant N. Inspite of the grim reality we are facing, i liked the positive spirit in your title 👍

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    1. Thank you so much, R, for your appreciation and for your valued thoughts! If Mother Nature is hurt, we will all suffer the agony – that is the harsh truth which, unfortunately, we all have shut our minds to. And Hope is all that we are left with now; Hope that we all will awaken from this deep slumber; Hope that it will not be a rude awakening…

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  2. Beautiful poem and fantastic picture.
    We must never lose hope, we humans do love nature too much to totally
    reak havoc. So many fight today for a cleaner world. Both air, oceans and earth.
    May this continue to grow.

    Miriam

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