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The Nightingale's Lament

July 21, 2021
By Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
22 articles 30 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.” ---- Black Beauty


Oh, little nightingale, where do you go?

Your wings the shade of sapphire spread so wide

With your tail following the wind with pride

Do your eyes look for a small blue morpho?

You roam the snowy and tall mountain peaks

Among the tall and leafy canopy

As if a phoenix in a fantasy

Spreads the fire of strength over sads and weaks

You look so merry, cutting through a cloud

A star amidst the gloom of misery

Above the frozen lake so silvery

Your dainty head held up so high and proud

But little nightingale, you look so grieved

Have not a small blue morpho you retrieved?


The author's comments:

I have a deep passion of writing and I mainly write stories and poems. Four of my poems have been published in an anthology, A Night of Nova, which is available in Amazon. I aspire to be a scientist in aerospace field.

This poem is about a poet who watches a nightingale looking for it's food, a morpho butterfly. It goes to different places to search for the morpho and the poet enjoys watching it because it looks so beautiful as it roams through the various elements of nature. But at the end of the day the bird returns with a sad look on it's face, because it did not get it's food.


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on Apr. 23 2022 at 4:20 am
Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
22 articles 30 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.” ---- Black Beauty

Thank you!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 22 2022 at 1:23 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
89 articles 7 photos 1800 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

This is really beautiful and touching...I really enjoyed reading this and picturing it in my mind...👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

on Aug. 19 2021 at 10:12 pm
Ananyaguha PLATINUM, Bhopal, Other
22 articles 30 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If they strain me up tight, why, let 'em look out! I can't bear it, and I won't.” ---- Black Beauty

@LKQgirl this is not about Bhopal's wildlife but Bhopal had lot of greenery that helped me in the setting of the poem

LKQgirl GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2021 at 6:41 pm
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!

Is it about the wildlife of Bhopal? That's so cool @Ananyaga