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Semal

Harish Mamgain is fond of the craft of writing. He loves poetry.

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Semal

How I longed to be a Semal on days,
Of the year that teased me all along,
To face pricks and adorn the spikes,
On chest and stand like the giant guy.

Who can move his feet from the soil,
Where on earth could any soul catch ,
The space of heart that sheds shawl,
And glows crimson love on his cheek.

A devil enticed by a wise carpenter,
Bazil attempts to escape from his fist,
Semal laughs and keeps door shut,
I too want to humble evil in my mind !

How he stands as king of an empire !
I look at leaves and twirls they make,
The Semal sneaks hopes in my heart,
Birds go flitting from bough to bough.

When I admire little lilies and roses ,
The Semal takes it all in his stride,
He waves at me, whispers with love,
I drink nectar from his grand gaze.

Like leaves, I have to shed all fear,
To plant pleasures like his flowers,
Embrace him to absorb the power,
Bear with the bristles with all love.

© Harish Mamgain


Comments

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 07, 2016:

Thank you Gypsy, I love the presence of a wonerful poet like you on this hub.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 07, 2016:

Most wonderful poetry. Enjoyed.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 04, 2016:

Thanks bro manatita, for stopping by and appreciating the poem. Trees 're our silent friends. I love them.

manatita44 from london on April 04, 2016:

Strong, hopeful and with a great message and inspirational too. Excellent poetry!

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 04, 2016:

Thanks Bill, I love trees and am pleased that you liked this poem. Thanks for visiting the hub and offering your comments.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 04, 2016:

I've never heard of that tree but it is lovely, and I love that it signals the approach of spring, and I especially love your poem about it all.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 04, 2016:

Ruby, this tree is very large and it's red flowers are huge but very beautiful. I love this tree. Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 03, 2016:

The flowering branch on the tree is beautiful. I have never heard of a semal tree. I don't think we have them in America. Lovely poetic tribute to your tree.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2016:

Thank you Eric, for appreciating this poem. Trees are akin to humans. I know some of them and when they flower, they are worth-watching.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2016:

Devika, this is indeed a beautiful tree. I love its awesome being. I'm glad you liked the poem. This poem is a tribute to this very magnificent tree. Thanks for your visit to this hub.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2016:

John, The Semal Tree is also known as Silk Cotton Tree or The Bombax. It is mainly found in South eastern countries. India is also its home. I learn that it is also found in some parts of North Australia. Yes, it is really a very beautiful and huge tree. Thanks for appreciating the poem.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on April 03, 2016:

Yes Venkatachari M, I so enjoy its beauty in the spring season. How large and dominant is its whole existence. One feels like a kid in its company. I like its large red flowers. I appreciate your kind comments and am glad to know that you too enjoy its beauty. Thank you very much.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 03, 2016:

Wonderful

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 03, 2016:

A beautiful tree and I have not heard of this tree. You surprised me on this one! A lovely poem to remember this tree.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 03, 2016:

Lovely poem Harish. I have never heard of a Semal tree, but I am sure it is beautiful.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on April 03, 2016:

Beautiful poem on semal tree. The tree looks very beautiful during February and March with only flowers all over it. It is such a wonderful scene to observe. You have glorified it with your poem and weaving a message from it. Enjoyed a lot.