Palmyra Toddy (Photo credit: lakpuratravels)
Palmyra tree standing on one leg
peeks at the sky.
Its desire to pierce through the black clouds,
where will it find wings.
This is why on top of its head
in its round leaves
it gets its wish
it thinks these are wings,
it’s not prohibited to fly
leaving its home.
All day tottering sound is heard
the leaves tremble,
it thinks it’s flying_
it feels it will travel the sky
avoid the stars
as if going somewhere.
Afterwards when the breeze comes to a halt,
the leaves stop trembling,
it comes back to reality__
the earth is its mother,
feels good once again
to see the corner of the universe.!
I am not that much involved in social work.The times that I take part is when a family member,a friend or my colleagues want me to participate.It can be organizing a religious event , e.g. we have yearly events such as ,”Eid ul Fitr” after a month long fasting. We organize by deciding what sort of food we can take,and the organizers assign certain food to be cooked by the volunteers. This is one kind of social activity where I participate in. Also there are birthdays and other social events where we gather,take a present for the person whose birthday it is.
English: Eid Ul-Fitr meal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Another totally different thing I take part in is,I have joined the on-line course,where we study about an important person.It is a weekly course we are given an excerpt via email.We read it and answer the question given to us.In this we discuss comments written by the participants and interact with each other this way.
The third thing I spend a lot of time is blogging. I have done some translations of Tagore’s poetry. Other bloggers who like it, write their comment and I give my reply.I like this one I get to interact with my friends frequently.