Wiser Than Any Versifier: The Tree

No poet, it is said, can craft in perfect verse
By endeavoring, a poem as lovely as a tree
For his attempts, the blessed tree is none the worse–
It can simply augment its own beauty for free !
In care, minding its charm is not a curse !

But our pugnacious poet is a selfie- styled bard—
Success is ever ensured only by trying hard…
So, he permutated and juggled around the word;
Rotated, rolled over in combinations literally unheard
For, he was convinced he was the muse’s favorite ward !

The munificent tree gently holds on to its breezy charm
Knowing in its wisdom that the eager little man will not harm
Anyone—at best, he goes around in circles, then may tire
When tepid turns his quill’s thrust—dousing the belly-fire,
Our chastened versifier hastens under the waiting tree, to retire


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About Kumaara Sukeja

As for my bio-tidbits, had studied English Literature for my B.A ( Hons.) degree in the 70s.Dad was a writer and a journalist of repute in the vernacular media in his time. There were also others before him in the family who had celebrated works in their names in the Kanarese, the local language.I was fascinated by Ogden Nash for one for his originality. Among the literary devices, I have almost a weakness for Alliteration and Rhyme schemes also come easy to me. As one grows mellow with age—I am Sixty–I guess, Empathy is one virtue that develops in the character, naturally, after shedding a lot of flab throughout the years…Although my name is Ramesha, I prefer to write under my pen name.

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