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The Walking Trees

The Peepal timidly peeped
From amid those tiny cracked bricks
Seeking the warm sunlight
It spread its arms wide

The rain water tenderly seeped
Nurturing this sapling that bravely sticks
Its head out into the foreign light
Against the crumbling wall’s side

The sapling grew diligently forward
From a young to a mature tree
A haven for chattering mynahs and singing koels
That feasted on its berries

These airy messengers when lifted upwards
Carrying its seeds and flying free
Until perching here or there they roll
The sleeping seeds into nurseries

The mighty Peepal now strong and tall
Viewed the green kingdom of trees
The wind carried its proud call
To spread the magic of walking trees


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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 11:33:00 PM
    Most people look at a tree without really looking and only see a tree, an object in their path of vision but you saw life and apreciate that life and I think that's a beautiful thing. xoxo Oh, thanks for commenting on my poem. They're not all that dark. :)

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:41:00 AM
    also, I am seeing you placed with this though I don't know in which contest. But WAY to GO

  1. Date: 10/22/2011 12:40:00 AM
    Like a magnificent fairy tale for trees!! How lovely this is, Tahera. I had never heard of a peepal before!

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 11:24:00 PM
    Congrats Tahera on wonderful win and sweet success in contest my friend.. promise to get to your request over weekend.. will s.m. u with finished product luv ...moving has taken it's toll on all of us .. aches and pains.haha..

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 8:07:00 PM
    suchmagic and mystery full of foriegn wonder put some notes or pictures so we can see these plants! Congrad's on your fine win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 7:33:00 PM
    Congratulations Tahera. A new tree to me. Intriguing. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/30/2011 6:32:00 PM
    You did yourself proud Tahera. Congratulations I enjoyed the poem you wrote for yourself. Love, Carol