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The Green Boy

May 5, 2011

The green boy, in the green field,

As he stands without any shoes
his naked feet feels the mud
and the insects crawling,

He discovers the Earth
full of life and connections

As he listens to the music played
by the wind through the fields
far from city cries and honking,

He learns to listen and play
the beautiful sound of Nature

As he sees birds flying aimlessly
through the clear blue skies
over the grey white mountains

Slowly absorbing the world,
the green boy learns to live…

I envy the Green boy,

For he does not have to learn
within the closed walls but out in open.

For he does not have to be aware
of his learning and thus of his ego.

For he does not have to prove
to others of his constantly learning.

For he does not have to compete
with anyone in order to survive

For he does not know how to envy… and of course for the Green Boy does not have the Encyclopedias and Britannica, nothing at all but the Real World to live with…

Gross utility kills beauty. We now have all over the world huge production of things, huge organizations, huge administrations of empire – all obstructing the path of life. Civilization is waiting for a great consummation, for an expression of its soul in beauty. This must be your contribution to the world. – TAGORE

Green boy picture taken from www.schoolingtheworld.org/blog

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rashmi permalink
    May 17, 2011 13:24

    Beautiful post – lovely pictures, poem and the quote. Your vision of the world (to be, if it is) is very beautiful indeed.

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