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thinkALONG! 13 December

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja

guest editor: Richa Sharma


Trees and Us


“Nobody would affirm that the tree grows its crown in the image of its root. Between above and below can be no mirrored reflection.”



Paul Klee (1879–1940)


Like a tree, an artist is a channel transmitting works and branching in space and time. What does 'being' a tree mean to you? Celebrate your love for nature by writing poems about trees. How can we symbolize human traits and existence with trees as a metaphor? This is sure to retune my haiku mind. Once, I was standing on the pavement outside a building near a busy road. There was no one around, but suddenly, I felt a strange and strong presence that I hadn't acknowledged yet. That of an innocent tree. I touched its trunk and felt I could listen to the tree's feelings of communication. I believe at that moment we embraced each other's healing auras.


I am reminded of Kodōjin's couplet:


Gaze at the trees, and know a different heart;

listen to birds, and know a different sound.


Fukuda Kodōjin was a haiga painter and a haiku poet under the name of Haritsu and had been a pupil of the haiku poet Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902).

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smooth bark

on the holly tree

a crown of thorns


Thích
RS
RS
20 thg 12, 2022
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Nice, Florence.

Thích

Vani Sathyanarayan
Vani Sathyanarayan
20 thg 12, 2022

on a swing

under the mango tree

our eyes lock -

twirling in and out

of an early morning dream Would love to hear your feedback.

Thích
RS
RS
20 thg 12, 2022
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I like your poem, Vani. Thank you!

Thích

open to feedback please


edit 1thanks to Kala and Richa


a community of trees…

feeding the hungry

at the soup kitcken


feeding the hungry

in the forest

a community of trees

Thích
RS
RS
15 thg 12, 2022
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Absolutely wonderful, Florence. We, too, have community kitchens here to serve free meals to people. Thank you so much :)

Thích

Vani Sathyanarayan
Vani Sathyanarayan
14 thg 12, 2022

rocking

baby birds to sleep -

the fig tree's jig

Thích
Vani Sathyanarayan
Vani Sathyanarayan
15 thg 12, 2022
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Thank you! Posted it there, Kala.

Thích

lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
14 thg 12, 2022

#4

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and this is what

we call the speaking tree

in the wilderness

whispers of wind strum

the earthen melodies

.


Feedback

Thích
lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
14 thg 12, 2022
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This is nice and thank you!!

Thích
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