Freedom

Posted: August 26, 2010 in Freedom, general

“A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.”

β€” Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)

Frame of Freedom

Frame of Freedom

Shot at Bappanaadu Temple, Mulki, Near Mangalore, Karnataka.

My entry to Frames of Freedom contest, an initiative by blogadda.

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Comments
  1. Namratha says:

    Nice one Ranjith. All the best.

    Thought the poem was written by you until I saw the poet’s name πŸ˜›
    Noticed the theme change too πŸ˜‰

  2. Shubha says:

    Nice pic Ranjith..apt for the poem!!

  3. Thanks Namratha, Subha.

    Not a poet yet, though have written some random thoughts in Kannada long back. Not worth blogging them πŸ™‚ and yeah new theme πŸ™‚

  4. Kranti says:

    Good going , keep it up πŸ™‚

  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks as if a caged bird with his neck bent up towards the sky is looking at the free birds
    flying high…
    Freedom… Expression!!!
    As if the worth of which can be realised only by the one who do not have freedom.
    Looks apt for the title “Frames of Freedom” πŸ™‚

  6. Sudhir says:

    Nice one Ranjith..!! Good going !!

  7. Indu Kedlaya says:

    Wow…!!! That was a wonderful poem…!!! Thought it was written by you…!!! :o) and huh nice pic πŸ™‚ …!!!

  8. @Sudhir – Thanks Saar πŸ™‚

    @Indu – Hahaha πŸ˜€ Thanks πŸ™‚

    @wisedonkey – Thanks πŸ™‚

  9. Shri says:

    Good 1 ranjith:)superb pic:)

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