Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snake and the nightingale

Said a nightingale to a snake: "There is a little poison in my heart. When its pain stings sharp, I sing and feel light as a feather. Why do you never sing?"
A cuckoo heard the nightingale, smiled and said, "Snakes have no ears and he can't hear your words."
The nightingale became pensive and said to hersel,"How sad he can't hear my songs. There is no music in his life." And she wondered if that was why the the snake had to live with so much poison in his soul. "I must find some way to help him sing," she said, and the melancholy in her song filled the valley.
The snake slithered into a dark hole. This saddened the nightingale even more. The valley reverberated with her pain all night. In the morning, the sun searched every branch, but the nightingale had disappeared. Said a little flower to the sun,"She has gone to some unknown valleys to get some music for the snake who lives here."
"Amen !" said the sun, and went about his work.


b&b said...

Not only you have your way with words, your power to imagine the unthinkable is unmatched too.

Chitleen said...

Harcharan Bains ji,
I agree with B&b... Whatever happened to the book idea?
You just got away with saying that you are not sure if you are ready.. please take our word for it and get down to writing it.
The book will be out by the end of this year if you start now.
All the best. and keep posting.
Its my daily diet.