Tuesday, November 06, 2007

planted tales-----Writers Island



serrated leaves, blossoming out towards light
slowly unfurl to its warmth, soaking it all in
filtered light through branches forming a mesh


protecting the tiny green chlorophyll structures,

from the harshness of beating heat of red-hot sun.
seeping water from the soil, floods the veins


photosynthesis takes place, plants prepare food
for you and me, keeping not one bit for their own
use. shedded flowers fall to the ground, fruits


bear sweet aroma of rains, sunshine and soil.

newly formed seeds prepare for the next cycle,

renewal of life so familiar yet unforgettable.

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And now for the very famous song by Nat King Cole.
I heard it for the first time in the early 80s. It remains one of my favourite songs till date. It still reminds me of my teenage crush....:D

Unforgettable, that’s what you are
Unforgettable though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay
That’s why, darling, its incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay
That’s why, darling, its incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too.

~~~Nat King Cole

32 comments:

Marja said...

Oh gautami if science books about photosyntheses would be written like that who doesn't want to learn about it.

Teen age crushes are unforgettable he

Steve said...

Beautiful pure and simply beautiful

Jo said...

The Nat King Cole was one of my grandma's favourites (and so is one of mine). I like your poem, especially the last two stanzas.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I grew up listening to that Nat King Cole song - and it was what first jumped into my head when I saw the prompt!

keith hillman said...

Once again a great post.

Remiman said...

gautami,
Nature always, and teeage crushes: Both bring us the UNFORGETTABLE.
rel

Brian said...

I like how you made photosynthesis unforgettable by linking the plants to us. We do take them for granted.

I think everyone is singing Nat King Cole today.

julia said...

'fruits
bear sweet aroma of rains, sunshine and soil'

LOVE these lines. As for 'Unforgettable', this is divine:

'Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable'

(sigh!) Gautami, I've tagged you for a hometown meme! Check it out...

UL said...

"renewal of life so familiar yet unforgettable", so very true and beautiful...its such a beautiful gift. And 'unforgettable' is one of my fav. toos. Thank you.

Hedwyg said...

Oh, very nice! I really liked plants prepare food for you and me, keeping not one bit for their own use - I know people who are like that, too, always pouring out what others need and not being selfish.

Thank you!
Hedwyg

Mary Timme said...

Circle of life and Nat King Cole, what could be better. Nothing!

Herb Urban said...

Only you can make science so poetic. You had much better taste in music than I did in the 80's.

Beloved Dreamer said...

tami, beautiful my friend as always. The one problem I had in trying to write a poem in a hurry was that wonderful song of Nat King Cole. I just could not get it out of my mind. Well written and mathematically correct.

love-Melanie-bd

writerwoman said...

You turned science into beauty.

Rambler said...

as a student would have loved to study science like this :)

lissa said...

Love the song as well. Great poem.

tumblewords said...

I, too, love that song - an unforgettable poem!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Gautami
When I read the prompt, I immediately started humming this song. It goes well with your own well written words, xo
Gillian

pepektheassassin said...

Oh, I love "the aroma of rain, sunshine and soil!" I love the science in your poetry.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Neat take on the prompt. The kids and I watched Happy Feet today (no school for them) and we've all got the environment on our minds.

sage said...

When you publish a book, let me know, I want to buy a copy for myself, maybe more for gifts...

PaulS said...

Your poem has a fullness of language and a texture that reminds me of fruit. The poem itself is organic and rich like the plants it describes. Lovely.

paisley said...

that was very complicatedly simple... such an amazing series of events,, captured so beautifully....

Just Jen said...

Only you can make photosynthesis sound so beautiful! Great minds think a like on the Nat King Cole song! hehe

floots said...

well said gautami
the cycle goes on
(and i too have always loved that song)

mks said...

The cycle of life whether plant, human or animal always amazes me. You have taken what could be a purely scientific post and made it beautiful.

Marie said...

I totally agree...if Science were taught in such a way as you described the beautiful process here, more people would be totally enamored and eat up every word. You painted a picture with words that helps me visualize a concrete concept. Thank you as always my friend.

Thinking aloud said...

a beautiful poem...and wish science was taught this way ;)

AnnieElf said...

Photosynthesis and Nat King Cole - what an amazing leap you took to bring these two ideas together. Truly unforgettable.

polona said...

somply beautiful!
and a great song to boot

Rae Trigg said...

I loved your poem - I read it over several times.

sister AE said...

the sentience you gave those plants! i kept forgetting that they were plants.