Treasure Island

Samanyan Lakshminarayanan


* A SEED WITHIN


what are you going to do?
he might ask
are you going to wait

are you going to wait
for the seed to take root
bloom and bear fruit

leave it to me
he might say
i will give you the fruit in a capsule
you give me your seed...why toil
he would ploy

A FRUIT IN A CAPSULE IS'NT A FRUIT AT ALL

The path too is a joy
the growth too is a joy
from the seed to the fruit

a spiritual share is a joy too
the giver and the taker share the joy
if it was a share
which gave you joy
how can you use it
as a ploy

Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Edited: Sunday, June 07, 2009

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  • Pandian Angelina (7/12/2009 1:12:00 PM)

    Commericialisation of Nature's gifts
    Herbs, fruits, leaves, roots and all
    Given free to us, how can we sell
    What is not truly our's but belongs
    To future humanity - The simple joys
    Of climbing trees plucking fruits
    With their juice running down our elbow
    To chase a squirrel and sing with parrots
    All now lost and our children drink
    From bottles and tetrapacks
    While we gulp down ancient wisdom
    In haste and hurry, no time to spare,
    As pills and lageums* with no one
    To make them with a dash of love
    Or concern as our grandmas did in ages old.
    But, to allude to all the above and then
    Talk of the Spiritual too with such ease
    In self same breathe I assure
    No one else other than you can ever do!
    [*medicine made in Jam like consistency]
    Angel (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (5/29/2009 8:57:00 PM)

    You have nicely crafted nice theme. There is no fruit without seed. Wonderful lucid composition with profound thought.10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Christopher Lee (5/26/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    i like the phrase ' life is a journey'

    it is not the destination that is of great interest

    its the journey

    in marriages the moment till the ' Muhurat' is interesting rather than the tying the knot moment which puts a full stop to meeriments

    great Lakshmanji (Report) Reply

  • Shweta Advani (5/17/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    gud write...n advice to the impatient generation seekin shortcuts....the journey is as beautiful as the destination: -) 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Sadiqullah Khan (4/25/2009 3:22:00 AM)

    This is a great analogy, can one learn sprituality in a 15 day yoga class, well he/she needs to grow from the seed, and feel it inside. As usual, great piece Lakshminarayan.10 (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (4/25/2009 1:51:00 AM)

    There is much wisdom between the lines of this fine poem about life as a process, not just as a series of obstacles to be avoided. Delayed gratification can be a very important tool for personal growth - in fact, many who are indulged and pampered, become incapable of finding real happiness. Wait for your seed to grow. Water it. Feed it and enjoy the fruits of your patience. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Kalyani Rajalingham (4/23/2009 6:21:00 PM)

    Love & Friendship are quite different.

    Often, we share if we see a friend in others, but it does not have to bloom. A friend is someone you feel you can trust because in them you see a bit of yourself. I'm not sure if it's the cultural difference that leads me to believe this but often it's also our responsibility not to mislead any friend too no? (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (4/17/2009 1:00:00 AM)

    First of all...
    Its great batting at century. Congratulation.

    Seed to fruit, a natural way
    Patience and passion are the crux
    One who waits will enjoy the yield.

    Good Theme. Smoothly Strewn.
    Enjoyed the read.Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (4/16/2009 12:02:00 AM)

    Deep seated poem here well crafted lots of meanings thru life... nice theme
    regards
    uavanice1 (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (4/14/2009 11:55:00 AM)

    A nice, excellent poem. The only thing is that there is not fruit without a seed. If I can give you fruit, I should be already having the seed in me. (Report) Reply

  • Sriram Ramesh (4/14/2009 7:56:00 AM)

    This poem has such a well presented message.
    Wonderful yet the simplicity of it all is amazing.
    Very nice. (Report) Reply

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