Sunday, 1 May 2016

Cuckoo On A Mango Tree

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I wandered lonely as a cloud
On the way I found a cuckoo bird ...

A cuckoo on a mango tree
Sings out loud with a soul free
Her melody reminds of a distant land
Mystic tales of a golden sand
Those afternoon naps
On my granny's lap
She makes me nostalgic
Weaving her magic
Cascading shades of greeny ponds
Gleaming meadows of which I am fond
Honey-dipped voice of a chirpy bird
Sways me away with rhythm unheard
A cuckoo bird with a gaity glee
Calls me aloud from a distant tree

** Inspired from William Wordsworth's 'Daffodil'.

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  1. This is absolutely beautiful Anusha :D such a splendid adaptation of Wordsworth's poem. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D

    Lots of love,

  2. Just beautiful wrapped with loving nostalgia and memories!


  3. I love the bird's call, reminding you of being on your grandmother's lap. A beautiful poem.

  4. "A cuckoo bird with a gaity glee
    Calls me aloud from a distant tree"..........exactly what a good book does for me. Lovely poem

  5. I really love this... the way a bird calling can pull you into those dreams of past and distant lands... great write

  6. There's something timeless about this. I could both see and feel it, as if I entered in.

  7. That soul free song reminds us both of a land distant in both time and space. I too travel on sound.

  8. I enjoyed the nostalgia in me. Such a reflective poem.. I have never heard a real cuckoo. I would like to.

  9. What a wonderful meditation - could hear the song and drift away in it