The Story of The Road

The Story of The Road :

It is early morning.

The road is asleep.

Everything is quiet.

But listen!

The birds are calling softly.

“Chirrup, chirrup, chirrup," say the sparrows.

“Chirrup, chirrup, chirrup."

“Caw, caw caw," says the crow.

“Caw, caw caw," “wake up, wake up."

Here is someone else now.

“Tring-a-ling, tring-a-ling."

It is the newspaper boy.

“Tring-a-ling, tring-a-ling," says his bicycle.

“Tring-a-ling, wake up."

“Chirrup, chirrup, chirrup," say the sparrows.

“Chirrup, Chirrup."

“Caw, caw," says the crow, “wake up."

Who is this coming now?

It is the vegetable man.

“Peas, cauliflowers, cabbages,"

says the vegetable man.

“Potatoes, cucumbers, radishes, carrots."

“Caw," says the crow, “wake up."

“Chirrup, chirrup," say the sparrows.

Tramp, tramp, tramp, tramp.

Chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter.

Who are these?

They are children going to school.

“Chatter, chatter, chatter," talk the school children.

“Tramp, tramp, tramp," go their shoes.

“Peas, carrots, cabbages," calls the vegetable man.

“Chirrup, chirrup, chirrup," say the sparrows.

“Caw, caw," says the crow, “wake up".

“Caw, caw, caw," says the crow.

“Caw, caw, wake up."

“Wake up!" asks the road.

“Can't you see, you foolish bird?

I am wide awake."

Poile Sengupta

The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.

Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.

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