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  1. priyankamoraes says:

    The words resonate with me. Unfortunately most city slickers I see around here are trying so hard to cut off their roots , little realising it’s as futile as running away from one’s shadow. I wish we were as stubborn as these trees and let our roots grow deeper even as our boughs touched new horizons .

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Times are a changing. No one cares any more!


  2. hbhatnagar says:

    Your picture reminded me of this poem….

    It takes much time to kill a tree,

    Not a simple jab of the knife

    Will do it. It has grown
    Slowly consuming the earth,
    Rising out of it, feeding
    Upon its crust, absorbing
    Years of sunlight, air, water,
    And out of its leperous hide
    Sprouting leaves.

    So hack and chop
    But this alone wont do it.
    Not so much pain will do it.
    The bleeding bark will heal
    And from close to the ground
    Will rise curled green twigs,
    Miniature boughs
    Which if unchecked will expand again
    To former size.

    The root is to be pulled out –
    Out of the anchoring earth;
    It is to be roped, tied,
    And pulled out – snapped out
    Or pulled out entirely,
    Out from the earth-cave,
    And the strength of the tree exposed,
    The source, white and wet,
    The most sensitive, hidden
    For years inside the earth.

    Then the matter
    Of scorching and choking
    In sun and air,
    Browning, hardening,
    Twisting, withering,
    And then it is done.

    (From POEMS, published by Nissim Ezekiel, Bombay 1966)

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    1. singhcircle says:

      Beautiful. Thanks.

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    2. priyankamoraes says:

      This poem and the felling of the banyan tree , another one in the same vein , were taught to us in grade 8 . lovely poems both .

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      1. hbhatnagar says:

        This one was in our course book at school.

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