The singing birds woke me up from my sleep
And I saw the morning Sun too had risen up.
After taking bath I reached the Park for a while;
There I saw a lot of things interesting and beautiful!
The crying child sat in silence at the sight of
The playing Squirrels and Sparrows;
Vying with one another the Squirrels
Drank the overflowing tank water;
The Sparrows hopping over the pipelines
Took their share of water too;
One after the other they
Drank, jumped and went away!
Soon I selected a spot near the Pond
To mind my present occupation;
The Sparrows twittered and
The Mynas made one or two shrill notes;
And the Parrots paraded the whole place
Making alarming shrills and passed out.
Then the calm prevailed and less people
Moved about here and there.
The time passed fast in silence
Unnoticed and uncared for;
Suddenly a King fisher splashed down
With its beak touching the pond and rose up
And a little Black Fish kicking its tail
In-between the bird’s beak died soon;
The King Fisher gulped the fish celebrating
The success of its sharp accuracy satisfied;
And not interested in remaining there
It took off suddenly and disappeared.
Not interested to remain anymore there
I too made a move to the Beach;
The rough sea resembled the
Dark color of the dark clouds above;
The White Sea-Gulls flew in a flock
Touching the waves in a beautiful way;
And the masters of the sea scanned the full sea
Eating sumptuously a variety of fish they liked,
Tempting my appetite to grumble over
The scarcity of fish available in the market!
To forget that I breathed cool breeze
From the sea to cool down my breast;
Then I saw the Golden Eagles floating
Under the cool clouds with fully spread wings;
Saw also Fisher Men returning to the shore
In the Catamarans with baskets of fresh fish;
Women Folks hurried to the Fisher Men
To carry the fish to the market for sales;
And the Eagles whirled round down and snatched away
The littered fish and Sea Snakes.
Except the sea wave sound nothing was heard
After everyone cleared of the place;
In meditation mingled my Soul with
The Sky and the Sea at the distant Horizon;
What a satisfaction and peace I got
Nobody knew except God, who is the only
Witness surveying all the activities
Around the World and above the Sky!
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