Gift of Nature: A Poem by Anindita Mazumdar

When time is stored within sands of an hour.

When beauty is stored within petals of a flower.

When colors are stored within paintbrushes of sky.

When motifs are stored in wings of butterfly.


When happiness is found in smiles of a child.

Nothing is better when distance reconciled.

When tears are mingled in waters of ocean.

Entity gains strength in every devotion.


When rhythm is found in incessant rain.

When knowledge is gathered in years of pain.

When music is confined in a gurgling brook.

And lyrics in nature’s lap, rather than a book.


When truth is stored in valley of death.

Life is ensured with every single breath.

When grief is stored in mountains of sorrow.

Hope stands still in every tomorrow.