In the great creations of the Lord Almighty
Birds are wonderful in its wonderful variety
A heaven indeed for the bird watchers pleasant
In its sanctuaries all over for merriment!
Following the Flowers speak a few days back
Here are the birds who spoke to me – a nice cake!
Bat-it cannot-but we can: Why do you sport my name?
I said with pride: We have Tendulkars and Gavaskars!
Bulbul asked with a smile: Can you sing like me?
Said I with smiles: Yes we have bul bul dharas!,
Cormorant asked cryptically: Can you live like us?
Said I with my strength: You can not as much as I do in land!!!!
Crane asked of me with clarity: Can you climb up like us?
Said I with a penchant: Look at the aircraft flying over your head!
Crow asked with you joy: What do you think of us?
Said I politely: You are my conscience keeper!.
Cuckoo in its voice melodious asked: Can you sing like our tribe?
With a sense of pride I told: We have amidst us melody kings and queens!
Dove with its penchant told: We are the ambassadors of peace!
I replied majestically: That is why we lift you up and leave you in the air
To spread our message of peace and harmony every where!
Duck said happily: It is a pleasure to swim in water!
I replied sadly: That is why and how we duck!
Eagle asked in its voice sad: Are you not happy with my sight?
I told in vain: Not like that but……………………………
Emu asked with pride: Why not you visit Australia to enjoy the view of our clan?
I said with pleasure: I shall come along with our cricketers next season!
Falcon in its beauty asked: Are you ready for the game?
I said with fear: Yes ready but…………………………
Flamingo with a pride of its color asked: Are you envy of our color?
In joy I told : You are one of the lovely creations of nature in tower!
(To be continued)