Bird of the Paradise

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One fine morning recently,

I noticed a strange…

marvellous spectacle

in my small garden.

A string of red and yellow

bird- like somethings,

showed hanging there

from the branch of a plant.

I gazed and gazed,

wonderstruck, marveling at

the fabulous creative sense

of the creator.

Colourful blossoms in birds’ shape?

Flora posing as fauna?

Absolutely mesmerizing! Certainly not of this earth!

Nothing but a touch of the divine…celestial!

No wonder they named it,

and rightly so – the ‘Bird of the Paradise’,

that comes down majestically

to cheer and mesmerize!

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Ashok Misra

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