Tiny fluttering wings I saw

flapping in the air

trying to learn the art of flying

from their sweet little mother,

I could see the urge in them,

to learn and swap their wings

in the open sky azure

to be one with the clouds

and soar over the greens…

The mother too was desperate

to teach the young ones

with her melodious chirping

she coaxed them

when they failed to learn…

A picture of patience


and beautiful

I discovered that moment

the impulse in the flying birds

and their little ones…

With interest and a yearning,

they carried their routine..

finally after  days of teaching

I saw them

flying high one morning!

Art of living


I learnt from these avians,

eager to touch the  skies

in the first attempt of fervor.



41 thoughts on “ART OF LIVING !

  1. Shackled and Crowned March 14, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    Shows that practice makes perfect, yes?
    ….and that nothing is wrong with pushing our kiddos out of a tree. :)

    • soumyav March 14, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      :-) :-)you always bring a new outlook dear! Iam surprised and delighted to see your perception..Thank you

  2. neelkanth March 14, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    Fine, Soumya. We have to learn thousands of things from tiny birds in the matter of art of living.

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:47 pm

      Very true Sir ! We have to learn so many things from nature around us!

  3. Soma Mukherjee March 14, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    what a lovely lesson to be learned Soumya
    a lily push and tons of patience
    beautiful ❤

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:43 pm

      Great to see you here Soma! and more to know that you loved this! The lesson is simple and really beautiful..

  4. Madhu March 14, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    A beautiful lesson of life, that will be repeated over and over by each new generation! Isn’t the cycle of life grand?:-)

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:40 pm

      Its a beautiful cycle of life Madhu,we get to learn from the tiniest thing in nature and so get inspired! Thank a lot dear for reading and liking this

  5. Subashini March 15, 2013 / 4:37 am

    It’s amazing what nature teaches us, isn’t it? Lovely verses!

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:38 pm

      Yes dear truly! the little ones do teach us everything for life from learning to living ! Good to see you enjoying!

  6. ajaytao2010 March 15, 2013 / 9:44 am

    Learning is an endless process, what a beautiful way to put forth a expression

    the way you put it as beautiful

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:18 pm

      Yes! the process of learning never ends,its ceaseless if we have the urge to learn! Thank you so much !

      • ajaytao2010 March 15, 2013 / 10:20 pm

        thanks very much

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:17 pm

      :-) just a simple thought which does inspire us !

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you for this

      • ajaytao2010 March 15, 2013 / 10:14 pm

        thank you very much, I will be honored

    • soumyav March 15, 2013 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Wendell for reading this simple treasure!

  7. tornadoday March 16, 2013 / 1:12 am

    I love this, Soumyav……..and what a wonderful image. I can spend hours in the yard watching the birds learning to fly……….or once getting so confused, they were chasing me thinking I was their mother! :) ~ Love it. ~ Bobbie

    • soumyav March 16, 2013 / 3:29 pm

      That must have been a sweet time ! the birds chasing you Bobbie!:-)

      • tornadoday March 17, 2013 / 4:13 am

        Yes………..but very funny too!

  8. Yoshiko March 17, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    Cute, beautiful, and encouraging poems :-)

      • Yoshiko March 19, 2013 / 10:13 am

        You are welcome :-)

  9. Trisha Dey March 20, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Lovely! Really every has something to learn from!

  10. Trisha Dey March 20, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    Lovely! Really every creature has something to learn from!

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 9:52 pm

      Yes Trisha! every bit of nature has something to offer

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