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The Ride Through the Forest

Published April 22, 2017 by tapasmi

Ochre sky and warming rays

Thawing into the dense haze

Stretched as far as eyes can see

Lies mesmerizing forestry

Bathed in sunlight, shielded faces

Scent of leaves the air traces

Swaying in the gypsy ride

Eyes darting from side to side

The cemented road, in some time

Melts into raw path of compact grime

Our voices hush as we explore

The abundance of nature galore

Trees extending up into the sky

With hives of bees scattered high

Nails of bears carved onto the trunks

Ripping the combs into syrupy chunks

Dappled light under the leafy awning

Sandy hills of termites spawning

Monkeys grooming as they gibber

Birds curled on twigs while they chipper

Foliage rustling by whistling wind

The trail we travelled slowly thinned

Rolling away from the verdure

Into a breath-taking moor

A savannah carpeted with grass

Strands with hue of faded brass

The wheaty threads cast on the lea

Dry, yet filled with life and felt so free

For miles across, their bewitching dance

Left me enchanted by nature’s trance.

Koalas

Published March 16, 2016 by tapasmi

The fluffy little grey faunae

Australia- originates from there

The little Aussie wonders

Incorrectly named ‘koala bear’.

 

Yes, it is the sweet Koala

With fur so soft and grey

They are gentle herbivores

Eucalyptus their only prey.

 

Eyes so warm and inky

A bulky and black nose

And ears large as tea plates

With sharp nails on the toes.

 

Soft and gentle they may seem

And indeed; they’re not scary

But they are in the wild after all

So to interfere you must be wary.

 

Leave them space to themselves

Admire them from quite afar

Or they’ll slash at you with their teeth

Not their apparent soft avatar!

 

They eat so much eucalyptus

They are perfumed with its oil

The sleep for about 20 hours

About 4 hours of eating toil.

 

Koala mums too have pouches

To contain joeys- the little ones

No bigger than a jelly bean

And for round a decade grow the sons.

 

So next time you spy a picture

That makes you exclaim “Awww!”

Keep in mind these curious facts

And be cautious of the claw!

A Birdie On The Rooftop

Published March 11, 2016 by tapasmi
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The cute bird

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Hopping closer..

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Goodbye!

It was a simply evening with

autumn breeze whistling by

I was strolling on the rooftop

When a little bird I did spy.

 

It was a dainty little thing

Perched atop a hedge

It didn’t shrink away

Rather teetered closer to the edge.

 

With genial amusement

I looked down at the fledgling

And quite nonchalantly near

my feet hopped the nestling.

 

How bonny was the chick

Red beaked and chubby

Looking up with inky eyes

Chirping, happy, and tubby.

 

In the distance came a chirp

Calling the birdie to its nest

With a cheeky glance at me

It flew back home to rest.

Extinction

Published October 18, 2015 by tapasmi

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Some animals that I know of

Are today nowhere to be found

Like the dinosaur and the dodo

Neither any longer tread this ground.

There are many more such creatures

Like the Woolly Mammoth or Steller Sea Crow

Or the majestic Sabre-toothed tiger

Or  even the Penguin Great Ark now.

Now to an eager mind like your

The question is probable to arise

Where have all these animals gone?

What made them all bid goodbye?

I’m sorry to tell you this my friend

But mankind is the real cause

We have chopped off trees and poached them

We sold their bones, teeth, and claws.

And slowly all these species had

No way to any longer survive

And the same is endangering more

So we must change and realise!

Squirrel

Published February 23, 2014 by tapasmi

Squirrel

In the tree of grandest oak
Lives the nimble creature
His lithe feet run across
Velocity is his feature.
I watch him as he skips
And pulls the acorn off the stem,
Nibbles it with lavish speed
Eyes shining like a gem.
I watch the acorn being shelled
And he noshes in joy the nut
To steal from neighbours’ garden,
Only squirrels have the gut!
First in line, the shapely head
Then the triply brushed stripe
Upon the downy back of him
Last, the tail of bushy type.
Oh twinkle-eyed squirrel of mine
So sharp are your mind and eyes
Your sweet adorability to me
Never and ever dies.

Save The Tiger

Published May 17, 2013 by tapasmi

Tigers are getting endangered. They are illegaly being killed for their bones, teeth and skin. Lets see some facts that we should know..

1. A hundred years ago more than 100,000 tigers were present on Earth. Today, there is as few as 3,200.

2. The tigers are an important part of the food chain.

3. Tigers are amazing creatures, and their secrets are hidden deep within. With the help of tigers, we may not know it but it affects the weather, the balance in nature in uncountable ways.

We may not be able to save the tigers, but we can still show our care towards them. Make a placard, write a slogan about Save The Tiger. Do research on tigers and realise how important they are to us. Make a group with your friends and discuss the topic. Make new ideas on how to spread the word. Talk to your teacher about the matter and see what can be done. Maybe, with your help, if you can support the idea of Save The Tiger, many people will follow your advice and do their best to save the tiger. Avoid products made of tiger skin, bones, teeth, etc. Keep your hand on your heart, close your eyes and say:
Save The Tiger