Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

An Isolated Tree

Sayeed Abubakar Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled An Isolated Tree which was written by poet Sayeed Abubakar. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Sayeed Abubakar

Best Sayeed Abubakar Poems

+ Fav Poet

An Isolated Tree

Do you tell me to set my roots into air?
Say, when and where did the procession of trees
raise the slogan of storm and seize the blue of sky
by its palms, being isolated from soil?

Do you say it living? Say, this continual isolation
of a tree and soil-is it the name of living?

Think of that soil, o Love, on whose breast
there is no tree, no carpet of herbs, leaves and grass,
where no farmer comes ever taking his plough
to sing the songs of crops and no bird comes
to fill the arteries of wind with the songs of blood,
where only the dust and the sand round the year
mourn and scream soundless like a grave-
do you want to be such a soil, such a waste land?

O my Soil,
I will give you forests, a vast world of eternal green,
where animals roam, birds crowd and chirp;
I will give you clouds, rains and storms of peace
if you, loving me a little bit, devour all my roots.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 10:50:00 AM
    a very poetic piece and interesting to read your feelings on trees. congrats in the contest.

    Abubakar Avatar Sayeed Abubakar
    Date: 7/12/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, dear poet.
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:56:00 PM
    congrats on your awesome win............. SKAT

    Abubakar Avatar Sayeed Abubakar
    Date: 7/12/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, dear poet.
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Sayeed.. 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