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The Sparrow

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The Sparrow

	
I sit on this branch of the cypress tree
Engulfed in memories of gone-bye days
Placing my deserted nest in front of me
World moves on but a monument stays

I selected the safest branch of the cypress
Expertly using my beak, wings and claw
Picked stalks from plants like jasmine and roses
Using strings from the paddy’s straw

With the fragrant rose petals the bed was made
With love and care and undying desires
The impeccable decor, the light and shade
Its finishing, its beauty every bird admires

Enchanting sounds of the eggshell’s pricks
Breaking one after the other the canopies
And peeped my adorable progeny chicks
Fed them live worms to satisfy and appease

Protected them from evil eyes of lustful hawks
The quilt of my stretched feather served them when cold
Guarded them from winds and lightning's shocks
My lullabies and narration of stories untold

The nest was filled with the cry of joy
Dark nights came with the bright lamp of moon
The sun sent its shine with a message to ‘enjoy’
The butterflies danced on a ravishing tune

The juveniles were given such love and care
A day came when they took to wings to fly
With boldness and self esteem that eagles dare
Making the nest desolate and lonely under sky

My castle of love is blown and so my dreams 
The apathy makes my drained out eyes to cry 
O cypress trees and roses, my soul screams 
My progeny to turn and say, ‘Mama Good-bye’

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 9:55:00 PM
    Glorious verse! Simply beautiful - love everything about it Always, Laura

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 10/13/2012 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your admiration Laura. You are very kind
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Enchanting poetry of nest building, eggs hatching and new life getting ready to soar to the unknown. Love the story Mohammad and am so glad I found this one I hadn't read!

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Life... So well described... Terry

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 4/25/2012 11:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Terry, for your very kind comments
  1. Date: 3/26/2012 2:25:00 AM
    I can relate most of this to the situation of someone I know. This is yet another masterpiece, dear uncle.

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/26/2012 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by to read my poem, Hussain. You have related it to someone you know. The poem is intended for that. It is not just the story of a sparrow. It has so much pain and anguish behind it.
  1. Date: 3/8/2012 7:36:00 PM
    like Poe's The Raven sir, haunting and searing to the soul. beautiful poem

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/11/2012 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comments on my poem. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 5:48:00 PM
    A perfect write of poetic nature. I enjoyed your poem very much.

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/11/2012 1:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am obliged to you for your lavish praise of my poem. Thank you Kevin
  1. Date: 3/5/2012 11:10:00 AM
    what great imagery in your poetry. It has great flowing nature to it. Thank you for appreciating my poetry as well, sincerely, Cindy Lu

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/5/2012 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cindy for your uplifting comments. You are very kind
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 1:29:00 PM
    great imagery Mohammed!

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/4/2012 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the compliments, Lisa. You are very kind. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 12:06:00 PM
    You are a master at the nature scene Mohammed, you write with a bird's eye view, rare and beautiful. I enjoyed your poem immensely, love and light, vie

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/4/2012 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I admire your exquisite compliments. You are very liberal with your praise. Thank you vienna. -Mohammad
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Mohammad, a completed poem !!! - oxox love Anne-Lise

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/4/2012 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne for your heartwarming comments. I am so glad you liked it. Love
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:15:00 AM
    a glamorous write cleverly crafted with dynamic rhyme Mohammad and a visual delight to read.. my poem Whippoorell also has vast imagery portraying the lovely bird and lasting luv.. too.. thanxxx for reading my poetry luv..

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 3/5/2012 12:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda, your comments have made my day. I'll surely read your poem whippoorell
  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:07:00 AM
    very beautiful!! thank you for your kind words on my poem