Swallows flying high,
Up above in the sky;
Swooshing through the mountains,
Diving in the valley deep;
To catch insects swarming in the air,
with a velocity steep.
Agile and alert are your actions,
Random turn sometimes;
I couldn’t follow your flying course,
Lost track many times!!!
Off you fly from your cozy nest,
Into the trees surround;
Next moment you are out of sight,
Flying somewhere around.
People believe you bring good luck,
To the place you breed;
Little nests, along the concrete wall and ceiling,
Artist or an architect, from where you learn these skills?
Laying eggs, nursing babies,
care and protection you provide;
You ward away many predators,
Chasing them away, until they hide.
Yesterday, I saw you along with your babies,
You were teaching them how to fly;
To survive, to struggle and persevere,
Till they are ready to soar up high in the sky.
The rapid urbanisation sufficing human selfishness,
has snatched away your home;
And forced you to make your nest in the artificial biome.
But you are adapting to the ecological changes,
I doubt whether we humans will be;
Swallows flying high up in the sky,
Next season will you come to visit us
Chandrima is a Doctorate in Forestry. She shares her observations and experiences with nature and environment through her writings, poetry, and photography, instilling love for mother nature and the forests, aiding towards the protection and conservation of biodiversity, wildlife and the values associated. Please visit Dr. Chandrima Debi’s Blog to connect with her and nature.
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