C. P. Sharma

(July 12,1941 / Bissau, Rajasthan)

The Basil Plant


The Basil plant is gods abode
Trinity’s blessings in it endowed
Blessed the place where it grows
Air purifies where its fragrance flows

Among all herbs, juices and medicines
Appeared first on ‘Churning the Ocean’
Panacea for ills of physique and mind
Softens speech, prompts actions kind

It cures all cold, coughs and hiccups
Purges of impurities, the spirit ups
Regulates the body’s temperature
Blood circulation and bile profile

Ample of oxygen Basil plant generates
Let your life with divinity venerate
Have Basil plant in your compound
Worship, nurture for health profound

Submitted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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  • Yash Shinde (4/4/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    Basil, is truly a plant of primary importance in Indian culture...........your praise will surely earn you blessings from above! ... (Report) Reply

  • Susan Lacovara (10/19/2013 11:30:00 PM)

    Gained much insight from your poem...a lovely write. I do thank you for commenting on my poetry, as well. I will continue to explore yours further...Always happy to find new poetic friends. I bid you a lovely evening filled clear skies and PEACE (Report) Reply

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