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The Calming Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi Tree

Each part of the Bodhi tree is a lasting symbol of peace.


Strong roots

Sure beneath Soil

They lend strength from below

Grasping loose dirt and filling it

With peace




Rough bark

Of stoic trunk

Against all odd and even winds

Blowing with rigorous fervor

It stands




Branches

Lithe limbs that reach

The frantic birds that panic

Now a resting place for their angst

Secure



Green leaves

Shaped in small hearts

Enfolding butterflies

Fluttering with anxious quiver

Comfort




Sweet fruit

Lingering taste

Brings caterpillars joy

Lulls them to slumber as they draw

Sweetness.



Have a peaceful weekend, all!

Comments

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on September 02, 2014:

Thanks, Audrey!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on September 02, 2014:

Thanks, Dianna!

Nick Deal from Earth on September 02, 2014:

Thinking about the bodhi tree makes me think of Siddartha Gautama sitting beneath one as he awakened to his understanding of life and what it means to be a Buddha. Thank you for writing this!

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on September 01, 2014:

Such a beautiful, peaceful tree and a lovely poem. I enjoyed reading this. I can sense the peace just by looking at the photos.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on September 01, 2014:

I truly love this poem about the Bodhi tree. It really is calming and beautiful.

Dianna Mendez on August 30, 2014:

I was trying to see the small heart leaves, regardless it is a beautuful tree and poem. Your words are so lovely.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 06, 2014:

Thanks, Travmaj!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 06, 2014:

Thanks, Peggy.

travmaj from australia on June 06, 2014:

So calm, so peaceful,a lovely tribute to the Bodhi tree. You've captured the serenity in your words. Lovely Michelle

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 04, 2014:

That last photo looked a lot like a Banyan tree. Is Bodhi another word for Banyan? I really liked your poem.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

A tree of calm! Thanks, Thelma.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thank you for your kind words, Pamela.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thanks, Blossom!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thanks, Who!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thanks, Janet

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thanks, Jodah.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on June 02, 2014:

Thanks, Bill!

Thelma Alberts from Germany on June 02, 2014:

What a big and beautiful Bodhi tree! Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem. I have not heard of this tree before.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 02, 2014:

I loved your poem about this majestic tree. I didn't know anything about the Bodhi before and would it to be very interesting. I am always amazed at the beauty of nature.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on May 30, 2014:

Nature is wonderful and your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

whonunuwho from United States on May 30, 2014:

Wonderful poetry and soul full words. Thanks for sharing this work. whonu

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on May 30, 2014:

You described this wonderful Bodhi tree so beautifully in your poem. Love it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 30, 2014:

Beautiful poem about the wonderful bodhi tree. Well done.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 30, 2014:

What a majestic work of nature. Thanks for sharing some beauty with us today.

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on May 30, 2014:

It must have been such a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing, Chitra!

Michelle Liew (author) from Singapore on May 30, 2014:

Thanks Devika!! Glad that you like it.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 30, 2014:

The Bodhi tree is so big and beautiful. Your great words describes this tree so uniquely and always a thoughtful hub from you. Voted up, interesting and useful.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 30, 2014:

Wonderful poem, describing the greatness of the Bodhi tree.

I have visited the MahaBodhi tree, at Bodh Gaya, India, where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. You can experience peace all around. I had also written a hub about this place.

You have done a wonderful job, by giving the essence of the tree in few words.

Well done, voted up!

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