Sunday, December 12, 2010

Roots And Wings

"There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the forest and frost drifting through many empty miles
Over thunder skies with a parched throat and filled eyes
O’ little ones to fill your hunger for food set on a search
We better earn a bit before can return home and perch

On barren soils,in naked streams under a scorching sun
Of berries,insects,flies,grains and seeds we found none
Fates ill like our frail nest trembles in the thinness of air
Hope wails in vapour when our hearts cry in all despair

Fight we shall to bring you up against a grave evil wrath
In a world great where no soul lends a thing wee it hath
Goodness of his soul stirred by the sounds of our song
A brave wriggling worm waived thy self to come along

Holding him gentle with our beaks in turns here we flew
He yearned of being a timbre or flesh in your cords new
For on one day like mighty birds you shall grow and sing
And a bliss true and pure on this plundered plains bring

We will build your life,we will gift you our wisdoms wild
A promise to protect you forever we keep now O’child
But our feathers may turn blue,our visions blind and old
Hills may raise high or rusty winds may run aloof in cold

Remember ergo the green anthems this mother taught
Learn from the wangles of weathers your father fought
Go out there to make your own living a wondrous feat
Our blessings unlike our breath will never an end meet

PS:No matter what species of nature they belong to,which land they come from or how much they can give of themselves to their children,the love in their hearts will be the same.They are called PARENTS,and this poem from me to them.

Cheers and good night,

-R.

12 comments:

Purba said...

Couldn't help but think of this quote....When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~Robert Brault

Beyond Horizon said...

The way you have described parents teaching young ones on how to survive is simply awesome :)

Anil said...

Nice one doc!

Raksha Bhat said...

@Purba: Nice:)

@Beyond Horizon: Thank you for being here and reading this:)

@Anil: Oye Jap...are you back...and ya thanks:)

Sumit Sarkar said...

Fantastic poetry...
I feel inspired to write something like this... :)
Beautiful picture...and the last four lines i love the most.. :)

Raksha Bhat said...

@Sumit Sarkar: Thank you Sumit:)

pramod said...

I dread poems since school days.
but I did read this one. very beautiful thoughts.

Mag[m] said...

blogging is just the reflections of someones thoughts.....glad to see that u have such a beautiful thoughts....

Hemal said...

Fantastic lines, nice rhymes.. could live the feeling that came with words... describes what we see and makes us feel that we dont :)

Raksha Bhat said...

@pramod,Mag[m],Hemal: Thank you for reading and liking:)a Happy New Year to you all:)

vivek said...

Hi Raksha,
Wish You a very Happy New year.
Nice ..Piece of poetry , written with lots of thought and emotions.
When emotions flows so effortlessly from heart the outcome is always a treat to read and watch.

Nice one :)

Keep writing ...
take care.
KS :)

Raksha Bhat said...

@vivek: We should be grateful to the people who give us those roots and wings:)Thank you vivek for liking the poem and welcome to the blog:)