Poème: Le paradis perdu

English Translation

Paradise Lost

Once upon a time, in a blessed forest, there lived an exotic bird with dazzling feathers, who led a wonderful life.

He built his tower of love patiently, every twig had its place, every leaf its importance.

Once upon a time, in a sparkling forest, there was a tree with a thousand leaves, welcoming a flotilla of fireflies.

They had the power to lighten up the soil and the sky, their magic spreading everywhere!

Once upon a time, in a majestic forest, there lived an innocent Joey, frolicking in his cozy sleeping bag.

With a naive look and stars in his eyes, he saw life through rose coloured glasses.

Once upon a time, in a sleepy forest, a cuddly Koala, cradled carelessly.

With his hug tightly wrapped around the branches, he seemed to be clinging to life itself.

Ah! What a beautiful sight to behold!

Alas! What a pity! Everything is suddenly annihilated!

What an ordeal! Their home engulfed in monstrous flames!

What a disgusting act! Forsaken by an ungrateful generation, their ashes scattered on the ground.

Once upon a time, there was a glorious forest, now destroyed by human preponderance.

Let us break the narcissistic ropes that choke our planet and find our Paradise Lost!

Siyona Josephs


(For the beautiful forests lost in Brazil, Australia, India and other places in the world)


Je suis extrêmement passionné par la langue française et j'adore enseigner !  Ayant des compétences éprouvées en matière d'enseignement, d'orientation et de conseil, le monde de l'éducation m'inspire toujours pour faire mieux.
Je m'efforce de communiquer des informations complexes de manière simple et divertissante et je maintiens des normes élevées avec un dévouement sans compromis à la transmission d'une éducation de qualité.


  1. Dr.Meghana SahasrabuddheJuly 22, 2020

    Beautifully written…thought provoking poem..All the best..Keep writing!

  2. NishaJuly 22, 2020

    Beautiful! In both languages, so very well written!

  3. Shubika ChawlaJuly 20, 2020

    Nicely written Siyona! Nature v/s human is what we all are going through right now.. Survival is mise en question for both.. Thanks for putting it in beautiful words..

  4. Orah TalkerJuly 20, 2020

    A very well worded and meaningful poem Siyona. Amazing.

  5. SammyJuly 20, 2020

    A hugely important and key topic brought to life. The poet has used vivid, vibrant and emotive language to drive home a very serious topic of grave concern to us. We have but one earth and we need to love it and respect it. Well portrayed Siyona. Here’s to Paradise Regained.

  6. Sinnora JhiradJuly 20, 2020

    An amazing poem! Keep it up, Siyona! Very well written. It’s sad that we, the human race have become so selfish and don’t care for the forests and nature!

  7. Smruti DinkarJuly 20, 2020

    Very meaningful poem Siyona. Great work

  8. Raymond RamrajkarJuly 20, 2020

    Meaningful poem.
    Well thought.

  9. Siyona JosephsJuly 20, 2020

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and encouragement! I really appreciate them.

  10. NirmalaJuly 20, 2020

    Wonderful visual poem. Beautifully written

  11. ElizabethJuly 20, 2020

    Lovely poem 👍👍

  12. Mirah Shirodkar MansuriJuly 20, 2020

    One of the rare qualities that a poet should possess is to be able to say something and make the reader visualise… That’s what this poem is! Amazing!

  13. Prasad DinkarJuly 19, 2020

    Wonderful words Siyona and so true that we humans are the only species which can’t coexist! It’s a price our kids will jave to pay unfortunately 🙁

  14. Namrata ShindeJuly 19, 2020

    Such a beautiful poem!! Heart touching!!

  15. EliJuly 19, 2020

    Really meaningful words in this day and age… Well done Siyona…

  16. SashaJuly 19, 2020

    Beautiful and heartfelt poem. Lovely writing!

  17. NitinJuly 19, 2020

    Very thoughtful poem . Keep up your good work.

  18. Neeta HastakJuly 19, 2020

    You are a talented girl.All the best in your future endeavours


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