A Picture and a Poem

Without any warning or any particular need lines of a poem that I learnt in grade 8 popped up in to my head.

यह कदंब का पेड़ अगर माँ होता यमुना तीरे
मैं भी उस पर बैठ कन्हैया बनता धीरे-धीरे

ले देतीं यदि मुझे बांसुरी तुम दो पैसे वाली
किसी तरह नीची हो जाती यह कदंब की डाली

तुम्हें नहीं कुछ कहता पर मैं चुपके-चुपके आता
उस नीची डाली से अम्मा ऊँचे पर चढ़ जाता………….

A old poem by Hindi Poetess Subhadra Kumari chahan , this poem describes childhood playfulness. In this poem a little boy express his wish that the Kadam  tree in his backyard was the madam tree on the shores of yamuna (where krishna used to play ) and on that tree he would pretend to be like krishna. I liked the word play and the innocence of the poem and it inspired me to draw this image which I thought of sharing here:

THE KADAM TREE

THE KADAM TREE

The memory of the poem and the impulse to draw on this was unexpected but a good drawing exercise none the less.

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