NO LOCKDOWN OF NATURE & ITS FUNCTIONING
BUT MUST FOR WE HUMANS FOR SURVIVAL
After performing my meditation in the morning hours, I went outside with some eatables for the birds and stray dogs. As all of us are observing lockdown, I too was doing so but my inner voice cajoled me to get up and take some eatables for the ones who were not observing lockdown at all.
The birds and other animals were moving without let or hindrance – the birds were moving from one branch to another without care and caution.
The nature creations; crows, pigeons, sparrows, etc. and animals like street dogs and cats etc. trees of various forms were doing their different functions as any other day.
The sun’s rays were bathing all the creations equally. I observed different birds, their multi-colours, from feet to the beaks. It gave me immense satisfaction that I have come here to feed these birds and stray animals.
NATURE IS NOT OBSERVING LOCKDOWN BUT WE HUMANS SHOULD
I happened to go to a park
While on a morning walk
With some eatables for the birds and stray animals
With silence writ large around
Due to the essential lockdown
No voices of humans heard
Children swings in the park
Were swinging but at a snail’s pace
Not by any human hand
But with the morning air which was blowing
A dog was sitting all alone
On the park chair with none around
Where people used to sit enjoying the cool air
At normal times
Has a ghost silence due to pandemic Coronavirus.
Now while the air is free from pollution
But all men perforce are sitting at their respective residences
Observing lockdown norms sincerely
So that they may not become cause of virus transmission.
Observed the play of nature and its creations
The green leaves of ashoka plant, neem tree,
Peeple and banyan amongst other trees rustling just freely
With sunlight falling on these green leaves
Which help these for performing their job so vital
Photosynthesis without any restraints
Thus channelling the energy of sunlight
Forming oxygen and carbohydrates
So vital for substance of life on this planet.
Then I turned my attention to birds
Observed the chirping of sparrows
The cawing of crows
The cooing of pigeons
The mewing of cats
The barking of a dogs
The coo-coo of cuckoos
Thus combining all music
Created by the birds
Then I introspected just deeply
No lockdown of cosmic functions
Without let or hinderance.
No lockdown of metabolic functions
We eat drink and have emotional feeling.
No lockdown of prayer
We can have connectivity with God.
No lockdown of love and affection
Deepen your love with the members of your family.
No lockdown of compassion
We should help meet others’ needs
Birds, animals or men in need.
No lockdown of internalizing
And exploit the inner reservoir of inner potentials.
No lockdown on our hope
This hope can bestow us positivity
To remain hopeful in any situations and conditions.
I sincerely pray to all my love ones
To observe lockdown
So that this Pandemic Coronavirus
Is not transmitted from person to person.