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The Tree Of Love

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English Poetry

This is the tree of love -

Birds in plenty, from the sparrow to the eagle,

Cluster around its branches;

They enliven its being,

With their light flutter and merry twitter;

The tree strives to fulfil

Their individual wants & needs;

They make their nests

In the nooks of its heart, temporary though;

For soon, the tree knows,

They must  fly away,

To their own home-world;

This is all that the tree cherishes -

A feather here, a straw  there.

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Kusum

 

6 Comments

  1. Matt Bugno says:

    Very nice cant to the poem. Thank you for allowing me to read this poem aloud to myself.

  2. Hi Kusum ,
    A nice one .Nature yields her fruits in abundance but it is man who sets a price on everything .
    sarala

  3. Vishvnand says:

    Elegantly Beautiful poem of deep feelings/emotions & meaning.

    To me the poems’ tree truly identifies with the home of Grand Parents of today & their feelings whose house is full with their children & grand children all visiting them on leave, only to fly away when their holidays are over.
    Incidentally this is exactly the case, abundant joy & enthusiasm we are experiencing as grand parents at our home presently

    Kudos for the poem

  4. medhini says:

    An excellent poem and
    good observation, Kusum. G.

  5. Gion Gion says:

    Kusum,
    a beautiful poem. The comparison to Love to a tree – sheltering, nourishing, steadfast, in time empty and silent. If we act without anticipation of reward; this is Love.
    “This is all that the tree cherishes -
    A feather here, a straw there.” – such are memories, triggered by the merest token.
    I feel few parents are truly prepared for that final flutter of wings as the nest empties,
    Fergus

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