Treasure Island

Ananta Madhavan


Nature Lies


Moth on bark or parakeet on bough,
Seeming other than they are,
Teach us that nature loves deceit;
Yet priggish man exalts the truth,
Being then most seeming in his
Moral camouflage.

Submitted: Monday, December 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Wrote this in May 1978, while living in Hongkong.

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