Am I happy ?

LINES WRITTEN IN EARLY SPRING
          I heard a thousand blended notes,
          While in a grove I sate reclined,
          In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
          Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

          To her fair works did Nature link
          The human soul that through me ran;
          And much it grieved my heart to think
          What man has made of man.
 A hibiscus in our balcony :Happy day 96
          Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
          The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;                         
          And 'tis my faith that every flower
          Enjoys the air it breathes.

          The birds around me hopped and played,
          Their thoughts I cannot measure:--
          But the least motion which they made
          It seemed a thrill of pleasure.          
Anindy sprayed a flower with water and told me to keep the flash on ! Happy Day 97


          The budding twigs spread out their fan,
          To catch the breezy air;
          And I must think, do all I can,
          That there was pleasure there.                              

          If this belief from heaven be sent,
          If such be Nature's holy plan,
          Have I not reason to lament
          What man has made of man?            

                                                               - Wordsworth


The images are for some happy moments but the 
lines here are produced as a protest and lamentation 
how man is destroying everything  good , cursing 
his every blessing - 
environment, happiness, calm, equilibrium of nature,
 humanity and now childhood and  innocence! 

6 comments:

  1. The moot question which continuously disturbs us these days is truly " What man has made of man?"

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    1. Very true Uppal Ji,I am a firm believer that every question has an answer but this is a question I find hard to answer....

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  2. I simply love the picture ...

    And yes ..only man is responsible for ruining his own happiness which lies in small things .... :-)

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    1. Am glad Maniparna you liked these...its inspired by your balcony flowers pic :) .... and all we can do about the situation is do our bit . :)

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  3. Beautiful Hibiscus..Loved the pictures :)

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    1. Thanks Nagini .... artificial spray Lol :)

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