The Poetry of the Earth is Never Dead. But We will SOON be...!!!

I wonder where the green grass went?
All buried under new cement.

I wonder where the birds have flown?
They've gone to find another home.

I wonder where the footpath's gone?
Right underneath your car, my son.

I wonder where the old folks go?
The Nursing homes will surely know.

What grows so fast before my eyes?
A garbage dump, a million flies.

Is this the place you celebrate?
In prose you made it sound so great!
It was ... before I knew it's fate.

- Ruskin Bond


If someone is not able to understand the intensity of the situation, then he/she will surely do so in a couple of decades from now. Soon you'll start getting old and someday when you'll be sitting on a chair outside your house to take some fresh air, there won't be any fresh air. How can it be there, there won't be any gardens left, there won't be any trees left. How can one expect fresh oxygen then...??? 

Nothing will be left around us but just many million tons piles of concrete rising hundreds or thousands of meters in the sky. When you'll raise your eyes to look towards the sky, you'll see concrete. When you'll lower your vision to look for some soft ground to walk, you'll see concrete.

You won't see any human beings moving around, you'll just see metal boxes - loaded with robots(in the shape of human) whose sole purpose is to complete the task given by their boss - running on some rubber tires pumping out loads of Carbon Dioxide out in the air around us.

I took this video few days back. The tree was just standing harmlessly at the side of the road, what harm was it doing...??? I don't know why it was cut down. Maybe God knows why...??? :-/

It takes minimum of around 3-5 years for growing a tree and with technologies today, its doesn't even take 30 seconds to cut down the tree.

John Keats once said:

"The poetry of the earth is never dead."

He was right and it will never be. If we unnecessarily poke the elements of nature which constitutes the poetry of earth or the sound of nature, nature will produce other ways to produce its sound of nature. But they might be disastrous also. Don't believe me, have a look. Already many places are getting effected by floods and droughts in a life threatening manner.

So remember, Poetry won't be dead, just instruments might change.


  1. It's great to see you coming up with such awareness spreading and thoughtful posts. I watched the video. We say, there is no harm if we do it once being unaware of that once will become twice, thrice, thousand and so on...

    Your appealing words and Ruskin Bond's poetry conveys a right and strong message.

    1. Thank you so much Simran...Its the apt time that we should become aware, else......... :(

  2. Good on paaji.. I am glad someone is spreading so much awareness.. GOd bless


    1. Thank you Bikram, The support is very much needed. :)

  3. They never cut a tree like that in HP. They will divert the course of road to save one tree but even that state has many illegal mining and industries coming up. Alas, we won't realize the importance of environment until it's too late. Loved the poem and thanks for sharing it.

  4. Good work for a great cause! Keep it on..I'm with you:)

    1. Thanks...Add as many of your friends also in the list :)

  5. A serious matter. We are killing the planet.

  6. Each one plant one . Are we Planting?Huuummm!!

    1. But if we're not planting, who gave us the right to chop them off...???

  7. Agree. Serious situation with concrete jungles & garbage all around..

  8. Reminds me of the book 'Future Shock' by Alvin Toffler


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