Category Archives: Elephants

UGANDA and its iconic elephants

THere was a time when 60,000 Elephants roamed Uganda Not so long ago in real terms They The architects of the environment Able to sustain All the other animals With everything to gain From their footprint Then agriculture raised its … Continue reading


A matriarchal system And a wildness of the heart “sita” an asian elephant Really from the start Ended up in circus No place for any souls Be forced to travel here and there And to take on all sorts of … Continue reading

A Pachyderms Lament

We are flesh and blood as you Are flesh and blood, and we Have a muscle called a heart too Eternity Provides us with a love of life As you have And so we Enjoy the wildness in our soul … Continue reading

“HAppy heart” or SOOK JAI

Equivalent to 370 years Hard labour imagine that pain Torn from the forest Given phajan Such severity and such disdain A matriarch in the true sense of words Caught up in the rigour and strife Such persecution and pitilessness And … Continue reading

BO and BETTY and the circus

Pachyderms were never meant to climb On tiny stools Circus is an evil place Where an audience of fools Imagines that wild elephants Would leave their asian home To be chained up in a trailer And not be allowed to … Continue reading

Cock and BULL

On both sides There was fear and doubt The railway And the road An elephant trapped Between the two Who knows the jungle code? Clearly not the railways Clearly not the road Clearly not the people And clearly not the … Continue reading

Sangduen lek Chailert and her Elephants

Living in Northern Thailand And being a sensitive soul A women whose nurturing qualities Were always in control She had elders to advise her She realized the earth And capitalised on her true belief She understood its worth It was … Continue reading

Working elephants

LAos land of a million Elephants Thats its name to fame But actually the numbers Do not meet the claim There might be 1000 wild ones And The 500 or so Used as working specimens Its horrendous as we know … Continue reading

Will in the face of many obstacles

A singular mind Ungrudgingly so Who on his own initiative Thought he could grow A forest Where there was no forest For he Knew the power and the need Of the growing tree Majuli the biggest river island The world … Continue reading

A sad little story of eli chops who lost his dear mama

Often children lag behind We see it everywhere And eli chops was no exception His poor mum did despair Whenever she was with him Wherever they would go Her inquisitive little soldier boy Was So much in the flow Of … Continue reading