Green, the richest of all

Ever thought why 

green, the most soothing colour,

the apparel of the flora,

is the richest of all too?

Because, as you know, the green carries

shades and shades…and shades, 

in virtually countless numbers.

One may try, however hard to count,

but may not succeed.

To make the virtually impossible

task a bit simpler, more understandable,

one may assume – 

the shades of green are

many times more than

the total number of plants and trees,

the entire flora, that is, 

would you believe?

Okay, just pick a single plant 

and observe over time, 

beginning with birth

of the leaf, in brownish…,

transforming quickly

into a cute nascent green. 

The shade subsequently

changes at every stage,

till the cycle completes

and the leaf withers and

drops down dead,

all curled up and dry…

in greenish brown.

Amazing, ain’t it…mindblowing, that’s why

the green is undeniably,

so rich a colour!

***********

Ashok Misra

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s