Tuesday, 15 May 2018

feathers of compassion

It’s not easy to write about compassion, a most talked about thing and the least understood. Quote after quote, Facebook posts and Whatsapp, but compassion is rarely there in actual life. That you see mostly is the very selfish love out of reasons and needs.
A few days back a small bird came in our living room through the front door. It went straight to the balcony closed with bird net. It tried from every hole and a little later, another of its clan came and sat on the bird net on the other side---the free outside world. They both tried for some time and the free bird came near a comparatively bigger hole in the corner, and lo, the trapped one immediately flew through the big hole in the corner. I don’t know what they communicated and how…but yes, a friend in need is a friend indeed!

feathers so petite,
for us time rolls, paramount---
life glides on wings

Visit dVerse for Haibun with compassion !!


  1. I love how the birds help each other out, it is a beautiful observation of compassion in action Sreeja. Your final line 'life glides on wings' is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing and joining in :o)

  2. Very nice how one showed the other how to escape.

  3. I love this compassion also among the birds... wonderful observation