Saturday, 3 December 2016

I wish I were

I've been forever fascinated by Aesop's Fables. The fable of the hard-working Ant and the happy-go-lucky Grasshopper is one of my favorites! Many lessons to be learned from this timeless story. 
One of them being, 'Make hay while the sun shines.' 
The obstinate child in me argues, 'Then when do I get to enjoy the sunshine?' 
Two sides to every coin, isn't there?

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I wish I were...


What a pair they are!

The Grasshopper and the Ant,
One so merry,
The other so dreary.


Dancing and prancing,
Eating and singing,
Chirpy as can be,
Mr Grasshopper is he.

Working and slaving,
Sweating and heaving,
Serious as can be,
Mr Ant is he.

Saving for the wintry night,
Storing to save his plight,
So much to worry,
Mr Ant is in a busy scurry.

Songs of spring he sings,
Bough to bough he springs,
So much to delight,
Mr Grasshopper is on a cheery flight.

I wish I were a grasshopper,
Happy let me be,
Live each sunny day,
In my own way.

Winter will come someday.
Harsh she may be,
Kind she may be,
Will she even come?

Till then let me be,
Blissful and carefree,
Leave aside worries of winter,
A winter that may never be.

 -Kala Ravi 2016

Ponder this as I leave you to hum alongside this lovely song 💗💗




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