The Perfect Poem

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Here’s a poignant nature poem by Elsy, in Different Truths.

To me, that tree

is the perfect poem

for all , all seasons.


In Spring

she wears scented ,

bewitching bees, beetles, and butterflies

who dart in and out, fully drunk.



she decks herself

with ruby red cherries,

enticing of all age,

who rush in for the grand nosh-up.


Come Fall,

she turns full golden,

like an Indian bride,

all adorned in gold.


Enamoured, the winds

turn up from surprise angles,

and rob her for a souvenir.


In Winter,

unrobed, yet unflawed,

she stays in poised rest,

awaiting the snow robe.


As the bard sings,

age cannot wither her,

nor stasis stale

her infinite variety.


Oh! Ma Earth!

the author of perfect poems,

you are the only Deity

in the Altar of my soul!

©Elsy Satheesan

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Elsy Satheesan is a retired Professor of English. She had been teaching in colleges under the Govt. of Kerala, India. Currently, she resides in Virginia, USA. ‘Random Musings’ is her first volume of poems. ‘Summer Snow’, is the forthcoming one. Her poems have been published in national and international anthologies. Short stories in Malayalam have been published in weekly and fortnightly, in Kerala. Humanity is her religion, and poetry, her passion.