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Vidi Writes

(17-04-1969 / India)

Don’t be an uprooted Tree

Seed is sown and the embryo is formed
Legitimate or not, radicle develops into root
Root penetrates into the surface of the soil
Absorbs water and food, turns seed into plant
Inherits the culture of the earth beneath.
It’s in root science that, it moves in
Right direction to fetch the exact need.

Stem gives the support and balance to stand
Branches form the vitality of the plant
Leaves prepare the food to survive
Bearing even odds the plant grows into tree.
As long as deep roots embraces mother earth
The tree shows confidence and attracts.
Location and depth are the might of the tree

Flower, fruit, shade, firm soil, H2O and CO2
Vary from tree to tree, but all owe to root
Never there is an existence beyond this means.
Still human trees surrender under the pressures
Try to get uprooted from the surface and means
Hoping for better flower, fruit, soil and breeze
Truth is, an uprooted tree, a timber, put to ablaze.


Submitted: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Edited: Sunday, January 04, 2009

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  • Saadat Tahir (6/10/2009 6:31:00 AM)

    vidi its a beauty
    i luv nature poems

    you had me doing ringa ringa roses around a huge banyan tree....and made me look up in awe at the lesson of time
    suddenly zipped me into high...doing my bio and then had me sitting here wondering life itself....what a levitation

    cheers an ten (Report) Reply

  • Deepti Agarwal (5/26/2008 10:55:00 PM)

    WOW...this is an amazing work... how scientific n how true... wish that we do understand it completely....
    y do v have to hop frm here to search od better environment..when v do know that the one which made us prosper is the best thing we cud have ever accuired....
    though yes 'Grass is always green on the other side' n this is just r perception.. n nothing else...its all IILUSION..
    great thought.....loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Bob Gibson (5/25/2008 12:11:00 PM)

    I loved this poem, we are all seeds of various kinds, distributed throughout the world, born from our root stock, we may display a very small diferance to our mothers, but an apple pip, will not grow to be a grape. thank you for sharing, regards Bob (Report) Reply

  • Rani Turton (5/5/2008 4:28:00 PM)

    A rather complicated subject handled well by Vidi. An uprooted tree...sometimes needs to be uprooted for better growth, light and other factors. On the other hand if it took seed in its native soil means there was a real chance of existence. As I said it's complicated and you have handled it very well. Thanks Vidi. (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (5/4/2008 6:07:00 AM)

    . your use of the tree as a mataphor to convey your message is really very apt.its a poem that raises many valid questions. i am in complete agreement with you. i too need a sense of belonging and can't wander like a gypsy. each to his own. (Report) Reply

  • Abha Sharma (4/22/2008 12:07:00 PM)

    A very meaningful poem….a metaphoric botanical concept…for growth we need proper ecological system and if we negate it and adopt the contrastive we are doomed for ever…people should think twice before moving and uprooting themselves …I really liked reading this thoughtful piece…. (Report) Reply

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