A tale of a raven in a forest so dark He sat upon a tree with a big and wide bark Sad was he, with the image of himself For he couldn't bear the ugly look at self
Saw he, all the day, the beauty of the swan Felt he all the way, it's elegance at dawn Asked he, the swan, if she is the lovely creature But she denied the claim, she felt devoid of feature
Smitten she was, with the parrot so colourful Envious she was, with its spectrum so beautiful She claimed the parrot to be the creature of beauty The raven agreed and flew to fulfill his duty
He found the parrot, on a tall tree so dense Went he, to parrot, seeking his beauty and essence He praised the parrot for his beauty with colours But parrot chose peacock to be the bird of wonders
Flew he once more to seek the beautiful creature Resolute with his aim, to find the bird of feature He found a peacock in a zoo with his feathers Spread like a flower, with eyes craving pleasures
Asked he, to peacock, if he is the bird of wonders Searched he all along, to see his beautiful feathers Said the peacock, with his burning wounds of pain Beautiful he is indeed, with his entire life in vain
Entrapped in a zoo with his feathers green and blue He is the bird of beauty, his visscitude to be true Caught from the forest, for the beauty he beholds He is the sight of zoo with an image that he molds
Flew the raven, with a lesson learnt that day His hunt for beauty, taught him of the nature today He longed for the beauty, he never acquired For the sad story of peacock, got him inspired
Similar to the raven, we seek beauty in wonders But little do we know, the nature, with our blunders Unique in creation, blessed with every essence We all have the beauty, divine with its presence
lovenotes_from_carolyn@dream_a_little_dream Thank you for your wonderful support and feedback, very appreciated!! So sad that the sparrow has disappeared from your area. Hopefully something can be done to rectify the situation. Apologies for such a late reply. Have been and still am on hiatus. Looking forward to reading everyone's recent work when I return.
lovenotes_from_carolyn@poetrydelivery Very good point Joey! Fortunately the only birds here are the ones outdoors and the cats are indoors only, so all is well. And thank you once again for your kind support!
__ekmuskaanSuch a lovely way to create awareness! A wonderful write up & I truly admire this piece. ❤