Poem with an explanation: Communication

The trumpets played,
 but the elephant ears,
  could not hear.

The brushes painted,
 but the black eyes,
  could not see.

The forest wept,
 but the wise ones,
  could not understand.

 

This poem has three stanzas that follow a form.  The first lines have three words each, each with the form The noun verb.  The second lines have four words each, each with the form But The adjective noun.  The third lines have three words each, each with the form Could Not verb.

The poem is based off a garden.  The poem references: trumpet flowers, elephant ears, Indian paint brushes, black eyed Susans, weeping willows and sage.  It applies the idea of actions and ideas to the names of the plants.  It’s about the plants not being about to communicate.

The first stanza is about the trumpet flowers playing, but the elephant ears not being able to hear them.  The second stanza is about the Indian paint brushes painting, but the black eyed Susans not being able to see.  The last stanza is about the willows weeping, but the sages not understanding.

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