Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon
Tree 1 - O No! Never Cut A Tree! - Poem by Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon
O No! Never cut a tree!
Trees are God's finest creations.
A tree enjoys a long life,
Adjusting to the wild, windy weather,
Accommodating with the moods of nature!
A man may live to be hundred, but,
A tree lives three times over,
Living to see generation after generation,
Living aglow for centuries on end!
A tree is full of awareness
It sees through the inner eye
Smells through its thick stem
Sensitive to the touch of its admirers
Listening to the roaring wind
Inhaling the fragrance of the flowers
Exhaling the vital air
Breathing in rhythm
To the dance of nature!
No! Never cut a tree!
A tree can spread its fragrance
Far and wide,
Through the high mountains,
Through the deep valleys, like
The ‘kadamba' with its satin yellow petals
The eucalyptus with its long scented leaves
The juicy mango with its delicious aroma
The jackfruit with its rich, sweet flavour!
Blessed are the trees,
Believe only to do good deeds;
Bold and strong,
Brave and trustworthy,
Benign and faithful,
Never telling a lie,
Never hiding a fact,
Ever ready to listen without a groan,
Ever ready to tolerate without a grumble!
Thank the trees for their generosity.
They never demand anything
They never complain about the changing seasons,
They stand only to offer,
They lend their arms through their branches
To protect from the oppressive heat,
To shade from the lurking thieves,
To bestow the fruit of desire,
To feed with their seeds!
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Inspired by the beautiful trees that surround us, i am writing a series of poems on this awe-inspiring aspect of nature.
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