Will no one tell me what she sings?—
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?
Whate’er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o’er the sickle bending;—
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
The bird is native to Europe, Asia and the
Mediterranean region but has also spread to the
North and South American continents and parts
of Africa. The house Sparrow is indeed a widely
distributed bird and out of its 26 members of the
‘Genus Passer’, the Indian House Sparrow is the
least migrant. It is a monogamous bird with around
12 sub species.
House sparrows mostly feed on grain and love to
live in the open countryside. You will often see it
feeding on tiny insects to its young. It is a very
adaptable bird and one of the most urbanized
ones, nesting in crevices and small, narrow holes in
human homes or trees.The male has a black beak, which is
small but thick, with brighter black, brown and
white markings. Females and younger ones are
pale coloured and grey.
I am standing on the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch her
until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle
with each other.(Poem. The Ship, by Charles Henry Brent)
Dhalia,the national flower of Mexico.In Europe and America, prior to the discovery of insulin in 1923, diabetics—as well as consumptives—were often given a substance called Atlantic starch or diabetic sugar, derived from inulin, a naturally occurring form of fruit sugar, extracted from dahlia tubers. Inulin is still used in clinical tests for kidney functionality.
Today I visited cloudy Windy Skies for the first time and encountered the figure of an itinerant peddler, attempting to sell his flutes in the beach. The image struck me as an apt metaphor for the poet in the 21st century—a wanderer with a sheaf of songs and hand reaching out with a handmade gift while the moon peeping up like a manic child’
(From my ‘home made” garden)-love the heart warming pink colour and arrangement of petals…
Gerbera is is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower & it is
important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation. Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives.Coumarin is used in certain perfumes and fabric conditioners. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a precursor reagent in the synthesis of a number of synthetic anticoagulant.(content courtesy;wikipedia)