A Tribute to the letter J
My mother loved this poem and my father loved plants. So, he built a trellis and grew a Jasmine vine on it. Jasmine flowers have to be plucked in half bloom because their calyx is too delicate to hold the flower and falls off when the flower is in full bloom. We used to pluck a basket full of buds every summer evening unless it rained. Then there would be mess on the ground.
This is also a tribute to my parents. This is the translation of a very famous Indian Poem.
In the Shade of Jasmine Trellis
two love birds in the light of the moon
like two free spirits, ready to fly,
like fresh flowers, in the afternoon
The cool breeze of the garden
was gently blowing by,
then stopped and rested on
their faces and took a deep sigh
We have seen those two birds
seen them day and night
We have seen them together
during peace time and fights
Is there a mix to cure the pain
Oh, apothecary please do tell
'cause surely the other will fall
if one got hurt and fell
The minarets of mosques have seen them
The bells of churches have seen them,
The tall walls of temples have seen them
This poem is cherished by interfaith and inter racial couple who go through hard times because of society.