Debasish Majumder

2 years ago · 1 min. reading time · ~100 ·

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In our vicinity there are numerous tree

They all grow with vigor and with amazing spree

Though from same soil

They acclaim their identity with utter turmoil

Combating other natural forces

They express their entity with solace

They comprised of root and shoot

Maintaining an amazing balance of force opposite to each other with distinct attitude

By virtue of their presence, we human with other creatures soothe

Their excretion is our source of subsistence

Where surplus value having no part to play in any iota of experience

We human named them as tree at the very inception of our civilization

For their identical exuberance in nature's floor to celebrate human's own ramification!

Trees do survive out of external conditions with varied elements

Myriad matters exist to facilitate trees manifestation and appearance

Air, Water and Minerals

All help to formulate tree with their distinct presence

I wonder, how from form we may reach to content

What inherent capacity we do possess to make such amazing intent

What an exquisite appeal trees promote on us

Enable us to emulate its supreme status!

When a cyclone hover on us

We exist to only take notice how nature construe huge ruckus

Innumerable trees are being uprooted

Their abrupt death hardly enable us to gauge what they actually bequeathed

Few of us merely driven by greed and profit

Eclipsing majority with their nefarious treat

They only focus to the remnants of trees

Only to ignore with human's nature's unanimous treaties

Without trees and plants, all creatures will confront severe threat

Nature with her might can obliterate

Our existence from her floor with incomprehensible haste!

I wonder what we should opt for

Fighting against nature or to follow her dictum in galore

Though going against nature is our inherent trait

Produce and reproduce, a phenomenon of nature we only accrue to her behest

Accident or inevitable incident we hardly can fathom

We unknowingly fall into nature's prey at random

Independence could be asserted only when we can comprehend nature's rhythm


Where unity in opposite appears in a phenomenal algorithm

What a unique craft work nature endow

Where dilemma only engulfs us, not knowing what we may do in a certain go!

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John Rylance

2 years ago #8

yes Trees is childlike definitely not childish. Like I real tree it can grow on you.

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #7

John Rylance I will confess that I thought "Trees" author was a woman until looking further ;~) But its simplicity is what makes it memorable ... almost like looking at a TREE through the eyes of a child. I appreciate the quote by Appleseed and have tucked it away for some future use ;~) For decades I have collected quotes and this is a new one ... thanks John.

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #6

I like trees they are kings of the earth

John Rylance

2 years ago #5

I must admit Trees is not one of my favourite poems. For years I thought it was written by a woman. I now know it was written by a man called Alfred Joyce Kilmer who died on the Somme in the First World War. The quote for me that sums up what all poems about trees including Trees is this "Nothing gives more yet asks less than a tree: particularly the apple." Jonathan Chapman aka Jonny Applseed

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #4

Trees I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree. ~ Joyce Kilmer ~

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #3

Debasish Majumder My favorite lines ;~) They acclaim their identity with utter turmoil Combating other natural forces They express their entity with solace This may me ponder how similar humans are to trees ;~) What wisdom & peace we might gain by hanging out in forests. "Trees" I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.

Ali Anani

2 years ago #2

THank you dear Debasish Majumder for highlighting what nature may teach us and what we are doing in return for her "favor". We tend to bite the hand that helped us understand and do.

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