V.Muthu Manickam

Veteran Poet - 1,466 Points (5th January / Peraiyur, Madurai District, India)

Learn From A Tree! - Poem by V.Muthu Manickam

When you pluck a flower, the tree remains silent
When you remove a leaf, it reposes to relent

When you climb over, it shields
When you sever a branch, it yields

When you harvest the fruits, it doesn’t demur
When you cut a portion, it doesn’t murmur

When you replant, it don’t quit
When you cut the whole tree, it is quiet

For the tree treats you, as its’ master!
So your needs, happily it does cater! !

By silence, it symbolizes surrender
It silently shows a noble order

The tree, to its’ master, contently admit
Like the tree, to your Master, learn to solemnly submit!


Above poem is adapted from the eBook “WHEN DESTINY DATES! AND OTHER POEMS ON LIFE ” by Mr.V.Muthu manickam. Copyright is held by V.Muthu manickam.

Form: Couplet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

It is an inspiring concept to learn and adapt.

Comments about Learn From A Tree! by V.Muthu Manickam

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/6/2017 8:16:00 AM)


    By silence, it symbolizes surrender
    It silently shows a noble order..this is a great poem.. very clear....... simple, noble and rich in ideas......... than kyou dear poet. tony
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    V.muthu Manickam V.muthu Manickam (6/6/2017 11:00:00 AM)

    Thank you Dr.Tony. It is a simple fact what I had presented. It is for humanity to learn. I am happy that it had touched you. Nature has many matters to guide us. Look for more, in the times to come.

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/16/2017 9:11:00 AM)


    There is, of course, a great lesson to be learnt here. But, on the other side, we have a duty to protect our trees and our forests, our flora and fauna, our enviroment and fragile eco-system. Thanks a lot, Sir. (Report) Reply

    V.muthu Manickam V.muthu Manickam (4/16/2017 11:19:00 AM)

    Welcome Mr.Manga! The joy and the pleasure is mine. I look forward to serve the reading community, more, in the times to dawn. Thank you

  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (6/8/2016 11:17:00 AM)


    Nice writing on trees and its nature, but every one need grow
    Trees, to protect from pollution and environment.
    Thanks for sharing
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    V.muthu Manickam V.muthu Manickam (6/10/2016 1:07:00 AM)

    Thank you for appreciating the spirit to support and learn from trees! When many hands join like yours, the world shall see a change. More, on such theme is in the pipeline.

  • Govinda Rimal (12/31/2015 7:46:00 AM)


    beautifully framed lines. thank you (Report) Reply

    V.muthu Manickam V.muthu Manickam (12/31/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    Thank you. Expect more in the times to dawn.

  • (8/12/2015 1:51:00 AM)


    I love the quiet personality of your poem, it so tenderly depicts all the things that could happen to a tree, yet it remains silent through it all and submits to everyone who does something to it. We humans cannot submit like the tree for we have free will, intellect and imagination. We adapt according to how we were brought up in life. Wonderful poem, Muthu! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    V.muthu Manickam V.muthu Manickam (8/12/2015 5:33:00 AM)

    Thank you Ann. It is Nature. True but rare to appreciate such hard fact.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 23, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 24, 2015


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