Monday, May 30, 2011

Can you put the spider’s web back in place
That once has been swept away?
Can you put the apple again on the bough
Which fell at our feet today?
Can you put the lily cup back on the stem,
And cause it again to grow?
Can you mend a butterfly’s broken wing
That you crushed with a hasty blow?
Can you put the bloom again on the grape
And the grape again on the vine?
Can you put the dewdrops back on the flowers
And make them sparkle and shine?
Can you put the petals back on the rose?
If you could, would it smell as sweet?
Can you put the flour back in the husk
And show me the ripened wheat?
Can you put the kernel back in the nut,
Or the broken egg in the shell?
Can you put the honey back in the comb
And cover with wax each cell?
Can you put the perfume back in the vase
Once it has sped away?
Can you put the silk back on the corn,
Or the down on the catkins gay?
You think that my questions are trifling, friend,
Let me ask you another one:
Can a hasty word ever be unsaid
Or an unkind deed undone?

SOULAND ESTATE - Valnur, Coorg
This is a poem that i found in an old book with no cover in the attic of the house ( pictured above) that i grew up. Amongst a whole bunch of old mags and books - this brilliant piece of poetry was found n we put the same paper in a frame. something so nice - something to ponder .... ...............

1 comment:

  1. Hey Vidhya, SO glad you liked my butter chicken recipe. You comment made my day dear :)
    This is a beautiful poem and I see that you have a beautiful space here . Glad to find you :)