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Natural Royalty; poem submission by Anindo Bagchi

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Natural Royalty

Within the Yala national Park

Untouched by the artificial light, within the dark

Lie mystical creatures hidden within the birch and the bark

Beyond that trail lies a whole different world, grim and stark

 

However, within this natural hierarchy

Lies the leopard at the top, standing mighty

Within the shadows, treading lightly

King of this area, asserting his power silently

 

This beast is royalty, it rules above all

For its speed and elegance are a gift from god

It leaps and springs among the shadows of the trees

Escaping the gaze of trail-bound mechanical beasts

 

However, few are fortunate to see the spotted sheen

Out of the large numbers travelling down the trail in streams

Rejecting the artificial light of the camera beams

The luxurious muscles are only privy to the gaze of god’s natural light

 

Those fortunate to be invited into its proximity

Treasure those moments within their memory

For that is the impact of witnessing the royalty of the natural hierarchy

Of the Yala National Park, the Leopard’s territory.

pablo-photoAnindo Bagchi is a student of Overseas School of Colombo. He is currently pursuing International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and is in DP 1. His main interests include playing chess, Table Tennis and watching Japanese animae. His passion is writing poetry and listening to music. He is the son of Ananya and Arindam Bagchi.

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Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master's degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika's articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror and Daily News and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com. She is actively involved with SAARC Women's Association of Sri Lanka. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. Her short stories have been published online and she is also working on her own novel. Artika has published My Little Sikh Handbook and is currently working on her second children's book, with Sikhism as its central theme. You can reach Artika at bakshiartika@gmail.com .

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This entry was posted on November 24, 2016 by in Guest Reviewers, Indian, Poems.
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