Sayeed Abubakar

Gold Star - 16,912 Points (21 September 1972 / Jessore / Bangladesh)

An Isolated Tree - Poem by Sayeed Abubakar

Do you tell me to set my roots into air?
Say, when and where did the procession of trees
raise the slogan of storm and seize the blue of the sky
with their palms, being isolated from soil?

Do you call it living? Say, this continual isolation
of a tree and soil, is it the name of living?

Think of that soil, o Love, on whose breast
there exist no trees, no carpet of herbs, leaves and grass,
where no farmer comes ever taking his plow
to sing the song of crops and no bird comes
to fill the arteries of wind with the song of blood,
where only the dust and the sand round the year
mourn and scream soundless like a grave;
do you want to be such a soil, such a waste land?

O my Soil, I will give you forests, a vast world
of eternal green where animals roam, birds crowd
and chirp; I will give you clouds, rains and storms
of peace if you, loving me, devour all my roots.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, love and dreams

Form: Blank Verse

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Comments about An Isolated Tree by Sayeed Abubakar

  • Bharati Nayak (1/20/2016 3:59:00 AM)

    A very powerful poem on love.Amazing expression.The bonding like soil and roots from which green will grow.
    To quote from the poem- -, O my Soil
    I will give you forests, a vast world of eternal green
    Where animals roam, birds crowd and chirp
    I will give you clouds, rains and storms of peace
    If you loving me, devour all my roots.
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    Sayeed Abubakar (1/20/2016 8:22:00 AM)

    Very nice comment. Thanks, Didi, and I feel happy that my poem has enthralled you with its love-theme.

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  • Shanika Paul Paul (3/18/2014 12:28:00 PM)

    very innovative keep it up.please be kind enough to read mpoems (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 27, 2017

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