Jungle Safari

 

The alphabet-

hanging from the tall trees,

in leaf shape-

wafting-

in jungle scent

of wild flowers and beasts-

being left

in scrawls and doodles of

elephant dung-

pug-marks of big cats-

in the image

of the lone gaur*

at a salt-pit,

gently formed a sentence

of a language

hitherto unknown to me.

With the freshness

of a new learner

I’ve vowed

to learn the lingo by heart.

So, there lies the path

and begins

a new journey.

*Indian Bison

Posted for my prompt ~ Journey @ Poets United Midweek Motif

18 thoughts on “Jungle Safari

  1. A journey among wild animals…how wonderful. Though I begin to see animals as the saner of our species. Smiles. I loved this poem, Sumana. How glorious to see a bison. We have them in Canada too, in the prairies, but not in great numbers.

  2. An absolutely fascinating image of the language of nature….so cleverly written from the beginning with ‘The alphabet-hanging from the tall trees’ to the end with,
    ‘I’ve vowed
    to learn the lingo by heart.
    So, there lies the path
    and begins
    a new journey.’

    I wish you well on this journey…it is most rewarding!

Thank You :)

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