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When Nestlings Fly…


A flutter of wings when you did not seem to be sure
Was enough to set my feathers a-quiver 🙂

Peering out of the edge of the nest,
Beak on rim, wings spread,
Eyes faraway, you perched.

I watched.
And waited.

Though you did not.

And when the time was right,
And the wind blew quiet,
There you sailed, as if you knew
All along.

I knew, that you did.
But you had to know too!

And today you do…

As I watch, another one leave the nest!
Happy and proud,
To be a bit of that buoyant breeze
That has lifted and let you be.

The best you could ever be.

And yet…
You know, don’t you?

The best, my nestling, is yet to come!

Online 🙂
3 August, 2010

Happy Birthday, Ash 🙂 And Congratulations!
For the wonder of an offspring, who found himself a job 🙂 🙂 Just been selected, but he will make it, I know 🙂
Congrats and best wishes for always, but always, dearest Ash 🙂 🙂

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

21 thoughts on “When Nestlings Fly…

  1. Affection!! Affection, and more of it… Absolutely lovely!! And it had to be!! 🙂 🙂 :)Congrats Ash!! The best is yet to come; totally!!! :)Birthday wishes too!! :)Love you ma'm, and love you Ash!! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. Sashu… 🙂 Muwah! Love you too… as always, your notes fill my heart too! Thanks!


  3. Oh Usha I am lost for words. This has come straight from the heart and is so beautiful! Joy and pride shine through every word. Bless you both. Congrats to both Mom and son. And yeah wishing you a happy birthday once again Ashwin.

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  4. Shail, humbled and honoured and darned happy, all together 🙂 🙂 Thank you 🙂 Well, it is from a spring of clear and pure joy that the words came 🙂 So I can take no credit for it 🙂 🙂 Sash said she knew I would write, I said I could not, but then, there it is :)Sometimes, Blessings come this way 🙂 Thank you so very very much!


  5. Best Wishes! 🙂


  6. nice poem, Usha…and best wishes to your son :)wishes, devika


  7. Ashwin, you should feel proud of your mother / Like her it is difficult to find another / Birthday wishes for now and many more years my dear / That your mom and you can happily celebrate together. Oh btw the girl standing next to you, is that your sister? 🙂 🙂 🙂 . Though belated this brings warm wishes for the double delight.


  8. @cynosure thanks so much!@Soumya, thank you 🙂 Will pass the wishes on :)@Muse, Rini, thank you :)@Devika, thank you for the kind words for the write, and the wishes!@Govind, Double delight in your verse too! Many thanks, for the wishes, and compliment :D!


  9. Something that happens in every family, but all depends on how we handle it.


  10. Haddock, very true. A year on, and things are settling in.


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  13. Such an old post, but I saw it when someone shard it on FB. Very heartfelt words ! I can feel your pride and your sadness as well !


  14. Hi, just happened to see this poem on FB! Such a heartfelt note! And best is yet to come dear nestlings! A fellow mom who sent her nestling away with pride and anxiety!

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