In the extension of the Bandipur forest land
Rare innocence shines in the eyes of innumerable antelopes
Bubbling with life's enthusiasm.
Divine indifference is housed
In the herds of elephants
Like a moving mountains.
in the bold stature of bisons
Erect with horns
Standing in this great forest.
The beauty of this universe is personified
In the dancing peacock opening feathers suddenly
On the fresh green of this people free forest.
The values we all respect
Is safe in this forest
- G. S. Shivarudrappa
in vijaya karnataka, Kannada daily on Environmental Day - 30 May.
a free translation just after reading, this morning.