To Get Close To Nature, You Just Need To…


To Get Close To Nature, You Just Need To…

To get close to nature,

You just need to breathe,

You just need to feel the air,

You just need to smell the earth,

You just need to embrace the warmth,

You just need to welcome the rain droplets,

And then, you just need to hold all of them together,

Like you would with your Love, Friend, Sister, Brother, Father and Mother,

Make the rain droplets your tears of grief and sympathy,

The warmth, your shield that can break any arrow,

The earth, your motivation to live and love,

The air, your teacher of truthfulness,

You just need to breathe yet,

Now where are you?

Close to nature.

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Lab Rats And Other Stupidities That Humans Are Obsessed With


You don’t need to fight over me;

Bound and blind, I belong to you all nevertheless.

None claimed me to be theirs;

Until you had blood of brothers to spill and rivals to fight against.

You wielded shrill, ill-speaking swords;

Cunning shields next, to shamelessly defend the sins of your swords and minds.

Kingship meant a blessing, to look after a nation and her subjects, with love;

Before the meaning was changed to betrayal in royal standards, as love turned into lust.

Kingdoms rose and fell;

And you never learned through time,

From those billions of chests that were wounded beyond repair in warfare.

While other beings flourished, ‘harmony’ strongly set as their evolution bond;

You brought doom upon yourself;

No, Upon me!

Swords gave way to ammo;

So did simple cruel kings to massive dictators;

But then, none saw what was to happen to you and to me.

Evil Leaders rose, colourful flags rose;

Shaking hands in the fore, crossing fingers in the back;

I endured all without speaking a word.

And when things seemed to be unacceptably beyond the limits;

I gave you warning;

I had to, even if they were harsh, but you never learned.

The sands of time is not all about the bad you;

Yes, there were good men and women who spoke from heart my concerns;

But failed to stand the might of the evil people and the fools that they made out of people.

Science and Technology, you said;

Injecting fluids, which mercilessly murdered trillions of lab rats;

Advancement of medical science, you said. Traitors!

None spoke of love for me;

All you wanted was lustrous gold and regal marble graves;

But now;

When you see that I am about to crumble into oblivion;

Which surely means the end of you too;

You speak of love for nature.

Enough! don’t fight over me;

I have let the reigns of future to be in your hands for too long;

I take over now;

Even if you take me to be rude.

For, mother I am to you all;

I forgive you even today.

CHANGE.

The Magpie Tales – Week 116


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This week’s picture prompt in Magpie Tales

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River Irwell by R.A.D. Stainforth

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while i belong to neither of the banks,
i usher smiles from beings on either of them.
who am i?

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them and we are same family,
the blood that separates us, runs through us.
who am i?
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 what is distant to you is near to me,
2 parts absorb me and 1 part reflects me with glare.
who am i?
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I would love to see you comment your answers for the riddles! Thank you!

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The Woman In White (Painting) – Haiku #36


The Woman In White

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clad in austere white,
rainbow of emotions; she,
woman, endures, hides.

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This post is an entry in Haiku Challenge for April 2012 at Haiku Heights. The prompt being ‘white’.

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Tried finishing the painting by 12 am but Photoshop crashed and i had to start over because i forgot to save! Uuuf!
This might be my last haiku in april(probably maybe not) because exams start from tomorrow,
but will surely keep track of yours @ Haiku Heights.

Blood Stained Nature…



Every start has an end // Every journey has a destination // Every heart has a last beat

Earth took birth aeons and aeons ago and stop guessing about ‘ when Nature took birth ? ’ because, that number would definitely not fit into the 1,00,000 TB (# approx., but something of that size anyway) of available memory in the world. So long it has been since it all started.

After Earth was formed, it took some millions of years for the newly formed young Earth to cool down the temperatures and form a camouflage around itself, the atmosphere. It took a few million years more for the still young Earth to start giving birth to life, probably an alien term then. Well, Earth was kind and warm for the new born and so Earth became Mother Earth as early as in the [2 x a few million]th  year that we are talking about (#do the math please). Even young Mother Earth was new to motherhood, so she struggled to keep her kids alive and in harmony. It was a long, desperate struggle which she dealt with patience and perseverance. It was another million years before she could get settled
into motherhood and looked after all her diverse children with equal spread of peace and love. During this period of [3 x a few million] years, all her children have been microbes, bacteria, amoeba, viruses, moths, fish, insects and a few other species of little creatures, intelligent ones of that time. Well, Mother Earth was very fond of them and she allowed this small community of species to spread over all the vast land that she possessed. The existent species fell into work very soon, their indigenous brains sought out new directions for mass civilization of their species and it took a good deal of a few million years for them to be satisfied with their work : a world of 10 billion diverse living species. Wow, that was some achievement! Now, after [4 x a few million] years, Mother Earth has blossomed into a fortress for living creatures. She took pride in stating the same, head held high. There were fish, a few million species of them alone, which have started the evolution of life on Mother Earth. Gold fish, may fish, shark, whale, dolphin, clown fish, tuna fish, cat fish; all these part of a rich aqua life which was the core of evolution of living beings. And there are these big foot species: elephants, mammoths, dinosaurs, rhinos, hippos and many more such lovable, palpable sons and daughters of Mother Earth of which dinosaurs were dominant. The dinosaurs themselves had a few thousands of species, few of them herbivores, few carnivores and few omnivores. Of the predator species, the most vicious species were Raptors which were the most ruthless among the whole of dinosaur species. But one notable sign of dinosaurs was that each dinosaur is a good parent! No matter how savage a dinosaur was to its prey, it was also most affable to its kids. Be it a grass eating, 25-foot tall dinosaur or a savage flesh eating dinosaur, they knew their duties well : One was the need for survival and the other was the need for revival. // Survival of self and  revival of race. // They hunt or kill for their own survival but look after their bearings with love, to revive and flourish their race. Thus passed a few more million years with this world starting to be a singular spectacle of harmony in diversity when suddenly, it was the rise of apes.

Even in the time of dinosaurs, there were many other species of living beings apart from them. One of which is the ape or monkey race. They were the most intelligible bearing of Mother Earth. You might ask a dinosaur, “Hey dude, how are you doing?” and die next moment for the rudely taken gesture. But ask a monkey the same question and you would be shell shocked seeing it scratch its head in reply. Now, that was better than the dinosaur’s answer right? So, these apes were really intelligent and over a period of time, it was beyond doubt that they were the most ‘brainy’ species that ever lived on Mother Earth. And i cannot comprehend what Mother Earth thought of apes, ( # “i feel she felt a more partial love towards her ape-children” ) but she started a whole new evolution in this single species. Till this [5 x a few million]th year, evolution was a process that belonged to the whole world, to that of the complete 10 billion species but now a second evolution, only of apes, has begun. It was the rise of apes indeed. The most intelligent community that lived on Mother Earth started to evolve into a more complex community, and undoubtedly into a more intelligent one. Thus came the age of humans and also the end of dinosaurs. Sadly, only after a few million years after the apes were starting to evolve into some more meaningful beings, a beautiful but destructive celestial(asteroid) collision struck Mother Earth a blow which robbed her of many of her children species of which the notable one is  the most physically dominant species that ever lived on Earth till then – Dinosaurs. A very grateful prospect it was for these newly evolved apes who no longer preferred to be called thus but humans.

Humans, though most intelligible species, were under-dominant in terms of physical prowess compared to their inferiors (‘inferiors’ i use because the humans have already started their over-dominant, reckless nature ). Civilization of human races took a few million years more and it was a few million years more before all civilizations approached a crossroad where they could no longer find an uncivilized patch of land to conquer. Here starts the Apocalypse. It was human nature to seek power, to stand high among everyone, to conquer the lands. It was just humane for them, but they never knew what they were kicking at. It was the Greek-Roman-Mogul-British all over the history of wars and kingdoms. There was fight for land, fight for peace, fight for women, fight for fun and even fight just for the sake of murder. Such was the build of ideologies of people of that time.

Enough of scientific and geographical description of Mother Earth! What i wanted to say here was something about this ‘doom’s day’ mania. But to talk about it, i wanted to give the readers a little over-the-surface  brush-up of the little past of Our Mother Earth.

The people today(come back to present time, i have let you wander enough in this brief past of 5-6 million years to make you fall in love with it, wake up!) run their so very busy lives in a way that can come to a winding halt right away with a single mass hysteria/propaganda. Let me tell you, there are real instances when people really believe that the world is going to end and so end their own lives feeling that they cannot see the world’s end. I am so very sorry and ashamed for their irrational behaviours. There are prophecies being made about the end of the world, calling it Apocalypse. And most of these prophecies revolve round the Mayan-theory and the date 21st December, 2012. And the human brain always  actively percepts dangers, deep emotions, intense hatred, terrific fears due to which most of the humans who don’t  control their brains properly fall into this mass hysteria.

But my point is not that. I TOTALLY BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A DOOM TO EARTH IN FUTURE and i deny to put a date to it myself or accept any suggested by others. My point here on the Armageddon is the doom we humans bring unto ourselves. Yes, HUMANS ARE THE DOOM THAT MOTHER EARTH IS THREATENED WITH. We have become such intolerable living beings, i fear that one day MOTHER EARTH’s heart will burst out with grief about her MEAN, SPOILED CHILD –> US !!!

That is the real Doom’s day, the day when we break our Mother Earth’s heart completely.

And thus my illustration.                                                                                       S Jayanth.    

Original Post at : http://thephoenixarts.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/burning-like-hell-hey-i-m-talking-about-2011-200th-year/

A Sonnet from the Nature’s Bonnet


the aeonian river grows still,

as if expecting the fish she bears home for, will playfully weave the missing splashy waves,

the deer that came for a gulp could sense the river’s chill,

she smiles and winks at the fragile river, the lion that chased her was back to its caves.

 

the archaean trees sway the leaves with a majestic skill,

as if to make the birds and animals around shew their accolades for the conjured octaves.

the seer mage came in search of an abode of peace, this is the place says his psychic will,

sitting back for a never ending penance, his life wields into a moral for knaves.

 

the stellarian sky inked blue with an invisible quill,

as if it is reading out a sonnet written about the forest’s spices and cloves.

the birds flutter high into the sky from yonder, echoing the monotonous trill,

they chirrup in unison to turn all the acrid memories into peaceful laves.