any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
Excellent. A tree is a a worthy mentor. It teaches us so many lessons. If only we would choose to follow her example instead of destroying. Trees do not destroy humankind, yet humankind thinks nothing of destroying trees....as well as themselves!
Making birth meaningful . If only eh. I think at our core we all want that to be the case. But we take such misguided routes to get there. Usually greed, with mother nature as collateral damage.It is a choice.
Perhaps we all should evaluate our own lives and decide whether we have been as much a benefit to the world as that tree is we admire.
What a beautiful refection, and beautiful image of a tree. I love trees! And they are powerfully symbolic.
The decimation of beautiful old trees so that folk can have views of the water down here is common place. I know you have karma in your religion and I do hope it is true and these bastards get their comeuppance !
Profound! Trees bewitch us and offer a sense of association...Forgiveness is truly the attribute of the strong.:)Beautifully conceptualized, Sumana. Lovely...
Whew! Such a challenge. Such a demand. Such a blessing to be the preserver of the tree and all it stands for. As usual, you "cutto the quick" and very poetically. I'm sharing this.
Oh, this is brilliant! Dreaming of the wellbeing of others, making this birth meaningful - and then "Our choice" at the end. Perfection!
Always...the choice...some of us make the wise one, and some of us don't.
Yep. Are we helping or hurting? The choice is ours. You offered up some very good questions, Sumana. Excellent writing!
Yes indeed. Nature giving giving givingNice poemMuch love...
Such a deep & profound piece. Loved the closing lines :D
Beautiful! This touched me--sometimes when we find empathy for others we find ourselves too
"Mother Nature in her tree bodyShows the wayTo live this earthly life."Yes! Such a beautiful poem brimming with wisdom.
I so much want to be like the tree. I'll start by raising my arms to the sky. Thank you for this Sumana. It is lovely.
A sobering last line...if only we could look to mother nature to guide us when our minds and thoughts and actions go astray - beautifully written..
A meaningful life is so important.
Trees, such wonderful beings...even wild ones, that come up in unusual places...
Trees are good example to follow.
Mother nature is showing the way ~ Make it meaningful resonates strongly with me Sumana ~
Beautiful and delicate poem, Sumana, despite the dark message. We can only hope that humanity learns before it's too late to save the earth.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts.........