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A Coconut Tree Climber

He climbs up rhythmically 
keeping his legs
within a ring of rope 
like his life.

Intuition assures
the ripeness;
life- nut falls down  
 from the palm top.

Just a slip
will end in all end, 
but the practice
rarely slips.

Though the ways are hackneyed, 
he’s honeyed and free
under his calluses.

Morrows and Yesterdays,
he never climbs upon.
He hugs Today, green and yellow
like the coconut tree leaves. 




Fabiyas M V

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  1. Date: 12/17/2010 6:37:00 PM
    Coconut tree climbers are just AWESOME-- I have seen them -- some even don't use ropes-- totally amazing and you incorporate such profound thoughts here too, Fabiyas-- wonderful poetry that I truly enjoyed reading -- :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 12/15/2010 7:52:00 AM
    thankxxx FABIYAS on your warm and always welcome comments on my poetry reads.. my friend.. always enjoy your 'beauties' too.. with luv.. hope u are having a great day ...

  1. Date: 12/14/2010 8:11:00 PM
    true he is a trapeez artist up in the tree...sunkan

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 10:19:00 AM
    The simple life - and freedom. I like that coconut tree life. The last two lines are priceless. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 2:51:00 AM
    we do this all the time in the philippines, fabiyas... how you treat this with such visual wonder delights me.. warmest, nette

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 8:54:00 AM
    Wow, you reminded me of the coconut climbers back in my native place at Tiruvidaimarudur, Tamil Nadu, India. Hats off

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 8:27:00 AM
    Very , very good.... so much enjoy reading your work....excellent....

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 6:19:00 AM
    I smell the Kerala air with its coconut trees. I have visited kerala once twenty years back. But still I imagine coconut climbers, Fabiyas

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 5:40:00 AM
    Your words are so intricate and intriguing FABIYAS .. they delight the reader so much to press on to the very end... glad u enjoyed my hot chocolate .. as much as I enjoyed writing it .. happy weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 4:17:00 AM
    very true the present is more valuable than any time