Hot Relationship

John Kolyav By John Kolyav, 1st Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

What is the level of human tolerance? There are startling forbearances in nature. More than warm…

Hot Relationship

It irritates much
When a caterpillar
Climbs up my shank;
Convulsively I throw it away.
Some trees allow
Thick growth of pepper vine
Those firmly embrace them with roots
What tolerance or helplessness binds them?
Every year, using a ladder,
I collect the green, brown and red spice
And season them to black gold.

When my curry tastes hot with the spices
I seldom remember the warmth of love
The tree had shown
To the simple climber
But it invariably
Draws crocodile tears in my eyes!

Tags

Mutualism, Patience, Pepper, Relationship, Spice, Symbiosis, Tolerance

Meet the author

author avatar John Kolyav
Born in 1963, Postgraduated in 1986. Six novels and four poetry books published. Got three state- level awards for literary works. More details at www.johnsonpj.com

Share this page

moderator johnnydod moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar jkalwaye
1st Aug 2012 (#)

unique imagination and nice poem .thank you for sharing .jk

Reply to this comment

author avatar John Kolyav
1st Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks dear jk for the comment. It is our jackfruit. nalla warikka plaawu!

Reply to this comment

author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Aug 2012 (#)

That is life! Some suffer so that others enjoy. Suffering is enjoyed too when it gives happiness to those we love - mother's love for her child is a case in point! I treat the whole creation, even the unseen, as part of us. So let us be grateful and count the blessings! Thanks John for a lovely take - siva

Reply to this comment

author avatar John Kolyav
1st Aug 2012 (#)

Thank you sir for taking time and commenting. Human beings these days are less thankful to nature, right?

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password