The Earth Endures

by | Apr 22, 2020 | Poems, Social Trends, Sravasti's Blog

The enduring Earth cried out in pain!

When we set Her ablaze;

Tried to wring out Her last breath –

“Enough is enough!” she cried.

cut down tree trunk plastic bottle

Nature slashed while artifice remains


She turned the tables with quiet certitude.

To make us breathe in an uncertain world.

To keep us distant in an uncertain world.

To make us live frenzied lives in a topsy-turvy world.

frenzy topsy turvy



She still revolves and rotates in her habitual way.

As she grows green from our ashes and stubs.

While we revolve among our familial race.

While we rotate in our confined space.

No more competition. No more race.

It’s time for our endurance tests

To restore the earthly order

While the Earth rests.

pond tress reflections

Earth rests



Words & Images: Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

Recitation: Sravasti Ghosh Dastidar

Video: Shinjini Mitra

Music: Shinjini Mitra