In a crimson setting,
I begin my journey into the shallow waters
Traversing through the serene waters,
As the cool breeze lashes against my face
Deep feelings of love I develop
For nature and its mysteries untold.
The Dolphin, watching my joy, dances in the wavy water
The Stilt performs salsa
The Flamingos flaunt their heroic style
The Ruddy Shelduck chirps as if it is rejoicing at my arrival
Shocked at nature’s beauty
My heart dances with these creatures.
The Barn Swallow convey their love riding over my boat
Egrets, on the other hand, are a mere witness to my joy,
Somewhere, at a distance, I see Godwits
Creatures with true God’s wit
Meditating over its prey
And watching all this with a binocular view
Is the Brahminy kite soaring high in the sky.
Away from all this-
Unaffected by the noises, chirps
Is the Woodpecker sticking to its job
I, on the other hand, relish this divine feeling of nature-
The cool breeze, the beautiful creatures, the silent ambience
And rediscover myself.
By- Dipika Mishra