With only two in a team
they had a big dream
to build a nest with a cavity
upside down, against the gravity.
Among hundreds of buildings, it chose my flat
to have a new neighbour I was so glad.
I went near to see, it did not flee
intangible bond sprung in me.
Flies a certain distance in search of clag.
With a pinch of clay, it comes back.
Sometimes mud falls down it never cares
nor even regrets or bothers to stare.
No engineers, nor architect on hire
no use of tools like hammer and pliers.
With a pinch of mud in the beak of flyer
the nest it has built is beyond one’s desire.
It piled the clay, pinch by pinch.
Its home kept growing inch by inch.
Nine days of toil completes its home,
where it can breed and secure its newborn
~ Deepak Raj Chetri