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lying under a banyan tree




Lying in the meadows' nest
under your green greatness,
remembrance of my Grandma's face
oh banyan, my lullaby days!

Under your green greatness
listening to murmuring leaves,
oh banyan, my lullaby days
just like from my Grandma's lips!

Listening to murmuring leaves
a history hundred years old,
just like from my Grandma's lips
the fairy tales that were told!

A history hundred years old
want to listen before I sleep,
the fairy tales that were told
sure in my mind will creep!

Want to listen before I sleep
story of your younger days,
sure in my mind will creep
like morning Sun's golden rays!

Story of your younger days
remembrance of my Grandma's face,
like morning Sun's golden rays
lying in the meadows' nest!


© kashinath karmakar
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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 3:19:00 AM

    In the Netherlands banyan trees can;t grow.. after reader your poem.. what a pity. Congrats.,

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 5:48:00 PM

    Kash I so enjoyed this Pantoum . Congrats on your fabulous win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 10:45:00 AM

    Kash, maybe this was one of your very first pantoum poems. YOu do so well with that form and this is no exception. Sure I saw this before. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:55:00 PM

    congrats on your awesome win............. SKAT

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:11:00 PM

    Kash.. Congratulations, thank you ever so much... I was very happy with all the poems entered in my TREE contest :-). Please enjoy my blog, I sure did... LOL--- always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 5:15:00 PM

    Such a lovely memory and write congrad's on your win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 6:46:00 AM

    Congratulations Kashinath on your win in Constance's "The Tree" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 3:22:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Constance

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:28:00 AM

    oh how cool that you tried out pantuom! & great topic you wrote about too! Congrats on your win with this Kashinath! :)

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:14:00 AM

    Many congrats and a happy Easter to you : )

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 6:32:00 AM

    applause to you, kashi for the high win... awesome! :) hugggs

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 12:06:00 AM

    Kash, I dn't have time to congratulate many winner lists today but stopping by to say hi and congratulate YOU. way to go on your wonderful poem here. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 9:07:00 PM

    Congrats Kash on your spectacular win in the tree contest with this marvelous entry my friend.. enjoy a great win as u celebrate the joy of Easter Sunday with luv my friend..

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 7:08:00 PM

    Great to see you in the winner's circle, Kashinath. Congratulations on your worthy poem's honor in place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 6:28:00 PM

    Lilac bushes bring my grandmother back to me. Wonderful memories brought to you from a tree. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN, Kashi, Lainie

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 5:50:00 PM

    Oh I love this depiction of the tree in relation to your Grandma!! What a sweet poem this is Kashinath. Just love it! :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 5:48:00 PM

    Dear Kash, Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 11:58:00 AM

    wheyyyy... a very descriptive, fine-tuned piece, kash.. go thing i saw this; was away on a holiday foe days.. greeeeat job! winning wishes to you! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 4:05:00 PM

    Good luck in the with this very interesting work...Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed..Sara

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 11:52:00 PM

    by heway, just exactly what IS this kind of tree? Not a fruit tree or anything , is it? and now I will remember to rate this!

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 11:51:00 PM

    Kashinath,love your story telling style. I think this kind of tree sounds marvelous to lie underneath and I enjoyed reading this one a lot. Boy, I can barely keep my eyes open and I still had comments to get to. And a blog I wanted to do, etc etc. EEEEEEEE

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 7:54:00 PM

    Thank you for supporting my contest. Beautiful!

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 6:55:00 PM

    Beautiful Kash.. I have never heard of this tree but it must be so lovely from the expressive words used to describe in this dramatic piece..those childhood memories are simply the best.. good luck in the contest luv... Happy Easter celebration to u ..my friend..

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 10:38:00 AM

    What a great poem, Kash. It speaks highly of your love for your grandmother as well as the banyan tree. It's amazing how well thoughts flow when we are communing with nature. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 6:37:00 AM

    I find pantoums so hard but this is great, Kash. You made it look so easy too!