Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A tree's Karma

In response and contemplation of a post on " Karma" by Braja....

You, a tree,
you choose
how you grow;
Puffed with foliage,
firmly ensconced
in soil you claim
as your own,
waiting for the
perfect nurtured fruit***.....

Or spreading
a sheltering branch,
bending to offer
sweet fruit
to the weary man,
Rejoicing as the monkey
shakes you up,
amidst a shower
of flowers,
descending into the hair
of a delighted maid;
Maybe sometimes,
the crook of your branch
a home for someone
fighting a flood
of misfortune.....

And as a grandtree,
you,
of the thickened trunk
and grandkids swinging on
your hanging roots,
look back,
taking a breather
from
your happy busy life,
and wonder,
Karma ?
What was all that about ?

***कर्मन्येवाधीका रस्ते मा फलेशू कदाचन

11 comments:

  1. Once again I have to say your words give life to something that was previously just some thoughts....

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  2. I second every world of what Braja says !

    There is life infusement !

    :)

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  3. Oh, yes, Ugich, add me to the list as well! Beautiful words that do give life to so much!

    Sylvia

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  4. I made it my Diamond post in my sidebar... :)

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  5. Kavi, Sylvia Thank you.

    Braja It tickles me no end to see worldwide folks clicking on your diamond to read about my Tree. ...Thank you. I guess Ganpati Bappa is looking out for me somewhere !
    Thank you, and I truly appreciate this.

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  6. Wow, now that was very enjoyable! This was diamond quality. Very nice!

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  7. really, these beautiful lines took my mind to the former births,if such things actually exist.

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  8. That was beautiful poetry. The picture with the markups melded nicely with it. Good job.

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  9. I enjoyed the photo and the words!

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