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The Mulberry Tree And Its Birds Part Two

A GIFT FOR EVERYONE ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN The Mulberry Tree & its Birds One day When Bulbul* was warbling On its branches A strange big bird with round beak Came over there To eat Mulberry’s sweet fruits The bird was expert In changing its colors Like the colorful sky But like some arrogant child She could not make anyone It’s friend on the Mulberry tree. By the time Anyone could have spotted its beauty It suddenly changed its colors And became invisible, Before others While hiding behind the leafs And the branches of the Mulberry Alone the bird came over there And alone she flew away Without any friend For some other tree. 10 Suddenly, The sparrows began to chirp Watching a Koyal* sitting Somewhere very close to them On a nearby branch of a tree. But, strangely, for all of them A Neelkanth* also Came over there And opened before them Its beautiful blue color wings. From where the Neelkanth came And for what destination, It would leave no one knows. Before the eyes Could have feasted fully All that, beauties of the Birds And the beauty, All around, the Mulberry tree A Yellow Green bird Came to drink, Water filled in a Pot Which was lying on my terrace, Not very far off From the Mulberry tree. 11 In those moments It seemed to me, As if, someone has opened A treasure Of precious, colorful birds For the tree. 12 The Shahtoot*, Used to play often The Music Of flapping sound, Of its leafs Whenever, the wind blows With, its strengths, While, touching the leafs And shaking its branches While saying slowly In the ears of the Mulberry “Dear Shahtoot – Create Music in the air” So that, we may dance together On the tunes of the wind. 13 And then the Mulberry Began to show Its beautiful dance On the tunes Of the fast blowing winds And watching that dancing beauty Of the Mulberry tree And the beauty Of its dancing leafs, The birds Often used to get filled With an unknown Happiness and joy But, sometimes The dance of the Mulberry tree Causes fear in birds And then they began to make Loud noises like crying To show their fear and anger. 14 But, when they were happy The birds began, to chirp loudly As if, They were greeting, the Mulberry For such a wonderful dance and music. 15 I used to get astonished and lost To see, Such an excellent beauty And grandeur of Nature Which, always reminds me My relations with you, O’ Shahtoot, which is as old, As are the days, of my childhood When we used to play Kilkil Kaantaa* On the lower branches, of your tree And my childhood friends Used to come like birds Searching the chalk lines Made by me, on your branches And cutting them To tell that they have found The treasure, hidden by me. 16 But, I always feel sad O’ my dear friend, Shahtoot That I could not save you From those onslaughts Due to which You just vanished, Suddenly one day For ever and forever. 17 Now, that place Where, the Mulberry used to smile Every Morning and every day Hardly get any birds To listen to, the melodies of Koyal* And the chirping sound And music of Bulbul* and of the sparrows. Even our, kids and children Of today Hardly get, any opportunity To see now colorful birds Flying and sitting On a branch of tree. They almost never see The Neelkanth* flying in the air While showing, it’s gorgeous Beautiful blue wings To tell the story of its birth O’ my dear friend Shahtoot*. 18 But, perhaps This Poem on you, O’ my friend ‘Shahtoot’ Would make you immortal For ever Because, now you would live In the hearts of everyone And you would bloom On the mind and hearts Of little kids and children Who would plant more and more Mulberry trees So that colorful birds may Keep coming on their trees And they may enjoy The beauty of Nature which lies In Plants, Trees, Birds And Animals. Such efforts of the Of kids and children Would make you immortal For ever and forever When they would listen to This story of yours And of the singing birds Which always come On your trees In the season of Mulberry. 19 Ravindra Kanpur India 10th November 2013 NOTE: Protected under the copyright provisions of Poetry Soup and US copyrights. *Bulbul=A sweet singing Bird of India *Koyal= A melody Bird of India Shahtoot= The Hindi name of Mulberry tree and its fruits *Kilkil Kaantaa= Kilkil Kaantaa* A child game of India in which,one player makes some lines by chalk on any such object which can be searched by the other player to cut these lines and win. Note: In this Poem I have not placed only a small part of this unique story which would be the real attractions of my Video based on this unique story.Hope you would like that full wonderful story of my Video as and when it would be placed on my You Tube Channel. Love and best wishes..Ravindra K Kapoor


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  1. Date: 4/13/2014 4:47:00 PM

    ravindra, did you get my comment I left you about doing a blog for your poem? I am going to do it now and I hope you won't mind. Let me know if you are against it. but I will simply be showing folks the poem about Jesus that I thought you did such a good job with.
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 9:03:00 PM

    How lovely this is Ravindra. One day I hope to see your beautiful country. I already know I enjoy your music and your poetry reads as a beautiful song. Blessings
  1. Date: 3/7/2014 5:21:00 PM

    So nice to hear from you it has been a long time! I do hope to see these characters on the film! Light & Love
  1. Date: 3/6/2014 9:35:00 PM

    Hello My special Friend Ravindra, whom I miss so much... You are forever on my mind, and heart. You are a very good friend. Finally I am here, and ready to read and comment again. It's been so long. I see you have no new poem for me to read. As for me, I posted a new poem this morning. Take your time, and say hi when you have the time.... Hugs... My wonderful friend... Love ~LINDA
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 12:55:00 AM

    Dhanewad namaste for yor nazm shairi u sent me. Very patriotic, bro. Thanxu again. All d best.
  1. Date: 3/1/2014 7:46:00 PM

    Ravindra, I think I have seen all your poems. ARe you writing anything new? Sure would like to see one!! thanks for seeing my poetry today.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:29:00 AM

    Oh i adored dis wondrful poem for mention for my country birds, my fav songbirds, the bulbul and the koyel! Such a fine colourful poetic anecdote. Pls do review my latest poem too.
  1. Date: 1/16/2014 9:51:00 AM

    What a lovely story with deep meaning....A longing for continuity in a world where all is transient....Some of these words made me smile...I was born in Iran....These words sound Persian to me....;-) Of course we probably got them from your language. Beautiful....
  1. Date: 1/14/2014 10:50:00 AM

    a tale to remember, ravindra... much creative effort was placed here.. hats off to you and namaste.. huggs
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 11:02:00 AM

    I very much enjoyed my time reading your masterpieces. Blessings to you.
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 10:27:00 PM

    Not possible to shut our eyes against nature and the lesson that is imparted..a wonder job...something highly catchy.....
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 6:30:00 PM

    What a lovely, lovely gift you have given us for this wonderful season! Mahalo and Blessings for the New Year Ravindra.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:37:00 AM

    Hello Ravindra, Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer
  1. Date: 12/22/2013 10:32:00 AM

    Hi Andrea. Hope you must be busy in celebrating the wonderful time of Christmas. My Greetings and Good wishes for a Merry Christmas. The festival of Christmas is always celebrated all over India with lots of lighting and warmth. I will place me next Poem after reaching Kanpur. Love and Best wishes always...Ravindra K Kapoor
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 12:24:00 AM

    Hi, there, Ravindra. You need to put up some new poems!!! Do you have any type of December holiday over there?
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 5:42:00 PM

    you are so productive and always doing everything for your art. I commend you for the lovely work on this mulberry tree poetry!!
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:22:00 AM

    Good day Ravindra, The Mulberry tree, imagery came with it's ups and downs... I was delighted to see you post the second part to the first..I sense a change in the air. A chance to reborn as something new is reborn.... Well-captured story! Thank you for the beauty and encouragement of your friendship and poetry.... always ~ LINDA
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 10:41:00 AM

    I am making a Video for children based on this true story with all the pictures of the Mulberry and its Birds. May be I will place that Video on my Music Channel at a later date. I have kept only a small last part of the Poem to keep something unique in that Video. Hope you would like this true story of My Mulberry Tree. Love and best wishes..Ravindra K Kapoor