Treasure Island

RAJ NANDY

(CALCUTTA, NOW SETTLED IN NEW DELHI)

BONSAI


My soul minimized and made finite,
Harnessed in this earthly mould,
Like some miniature Japanese bonsai!
As long as it is caged within,
Far removed from that world of Being,
It got to be attended, pruned and nurtured
with care,
For it always seeks the eternal light
and gasps for fresh air!
As it waits in patience to break through its
dwarfed form,
And forever merge with the Universal Soul!

Submitted: Thursday, September 06, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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  • Bob Blackwell (9/13/2009 4:21:00 AM)

    Raj, this is a gem of a poem I am so glad I found it, one of my interests is bonsai. A small tree encased in a pot, its growth controlled, is like so many lives whose growth is affected by the lack of parental guidance, their souls damaged so most never escape. I small tree cared for with love can be guided to a thing of beauty, its life is not damaged, if you set it free it will still grow into a worthwhile tree. For discipline is the way to lead a happy life. Loved this poem. Bob 10+++ (Report) Reply

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