प्रवेश वर्जित / Entry Forbidden

मैं कभी जाया करती थी
कभी उस बरामदे में
दाने चुगने के लिए
पर अब नहीं…

फंस जाते हैं मेरे पैर
उस बाड़े में
जिसकी दूसरी ओर
देखती हूं मैं
एक कृत्रिम चिड़िया
जिसकी चहचहाहट,
भी सुनाई पड़ती है
हालांकि थोड़ी अलग…

मैं जिंदा हूं
मेरा प्रवेश वर्जित है वहां…


I used to go
to that verandah
to pick grains
but not now…

my legs get stuck
in the fence,
but I see
on the other side
a toy bird
whose chirping,
though a bit different
is easily heard…

I’m alive
my entry is
forbidden there…

–Kaushal Kishore

images: pixabay


    1. You’re right, Karima, there are other places too. But the connect with friendly birds like sparrow is now lost. Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts 🙏💐

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  1. बहुत मार्मिक जीवन की सच्चाई
    जीवित को दुत्कार कर
    कृत्रिम जीव से दुनिया बनाई
    वह रस मनुष्य तेरी कृत्रिम खुदाई
    Sir बहुत ही भावभीनी रचना है

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    1. बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद!
      सच्चाई यही है,
      कृत्रिमता ने हमें घेर रखा है
      न कोई संबंधी है न सखा है

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl for feeling the pain. Once I saw a sparrow getting entangled in such a fence. I felt for that little creature. Thank you so much for your kind comment 😊💐

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  2. The picture of this beautiful bird is an award winning photo!! In my wildlife, organic garden, I have 59 different types of birds, and sparrow is amon them. Here, he dines lavishly as I feed my birds all year round.
    Thank you, Kaushal!


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    1. Your garden is divine, Joanna. Only lucky people can get a chance to have a glimpse. And birds will be happier to find a kind-hearted person like you around. I’m really happy for you, Joanna and also for plants and creatures around you. Thank you so much.


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