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  1. Pooja Bhatia
    Pooja Bhatia at |

    Sharing below a poem that had left a deep impact on me during my school days:

    Killing a Tree

    It takes much time to kill a tree,

    Not a simple jab of the knife

    Will do it.

    It has grown

    Slowly consuming the earth,

    Rising out of it, feeding

    Upon its crust, absorbing

    Years of sunlight, air, water,

    And out of its leprous hide

    Sprouting leaves.

    So hack and chop

    But this alone wont do it.

    Not so much pain will do it.

    The bleeding bark will heal

    And from close to the ground

    Will rise curled green twigs,

    Miniature boughs

    Which if unchecked will expand again

    To former size.


    The root is to be pulled out —

    Out of the anchoring earth;

    It is to be roped, tied,

    And pulled out — snapped out

    Or pulled out entirely,

    Out from the earth-cave,

    And the strength of the tree exposed

    The source, white and wet,

    The most sensitive, hidden

    For years inside the earth.

    Then the matter

    Of scorching and choking

    In sun and air,

    Browning, hardening,

    Twisting, withering,

    And then it is done.

    -Gieve Patel

  2. Roshan Tiwari
    Roshan Tiwari at |

    In Israel PM is hugging president son, who is similar to age of Junaid. Mr. PM is posing to international media but only in his nation an innocent boy killed and he has no words. It is very tragic!
    Given poem is very refreshing. We all have read in our school. This poem is perfect for present situation.
    This article is a fresh departure. Thank you.


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