Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mr. Crow and Ms. Dove


It happened a long time ago
When a crow met a dove.
She used to coo, he crowed,
Soon they fell in love...

Mr. Crow took her out to lunch
And ordered the best of egg-crunch
Lady Dove gasped in disbelief
On seeing the death of prospective chicks...

She would have nearly fainted
Had not Mr. Crow fluttered in frenzy,
Made her sip some cool raspberry;
And call for a plate of millet cupcakes.

With a gulp of the cool drink
Lady Dove accepted their odd takes
And while she nibbled on the cupcakes
Mr. Crow ordered baked shrimp...

It happened a long time ago
That a crow met a dove
She cooed, He used to crow;
They never got out of love.

-GG

13 comments:

Darshan Chande said...

Beautiful poem!

RiverSoul said...

Wonderfully penned, Gauri:)
:)
You have well described the intricacies of the relationship.
Well done.
:)

Indian Home Maker said...

Lovely!

dharmabum said...

as always, when it comes to relationships, i end up being confused, but what the hell, its a neat little poem :)

Reni said...

good one! :)

Reni said...

good one! :)

RiverSoul said...

Ps.
Blog updated!
Waiting for ur precious visit
:)

Art and Poetry said...

This is very nice I like poetry that rhymes and also about birds!

Dileep said...

wow..speaks about mismatches, compromises and above all what love stands for!..great Gauri thumbs up!

Gauri Gharpure said...

Darshan, Riversoul, IHM, Dharma, Reni, Dileep, Nick...

Thanks.. This poem just happened in a matter of seconds. The first line came, then the next and so on.. I enjoyed writing it as much myself.. Your prompt comments make me feel all the better!

Riversoul-- Visited and have put my views across. To your impassioned counter response, I still have the same point-- that an individual should not be snatched of his personal space and choice. the issue of 'public space' is a very subjective issue altogether...Smoking is bad. But it's painful to live in a society that stifles by its cerebral opinions and policing...

Nick, welcome to the blog, do visit again..

arpan said...

hey ,,, i didnt understand the story,,,, why ane kem e badhu khabar nathi ,,, but sumhow ,, i m not getting it !!!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

small and simple one..!!

:)

Grumpus said...

The line

"Mr. Crow took her out to lunch
And ordered the best of egg-crunch
Lady Dove gasped in disbelief
On seeing the death of prospective chicks..."

has a very satisfactory ring to it!

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