O tree, beautiful tree in the garden!
Teach me the art of living
You have mastered so well ~
Feet planted strongly in the earth
Raising arms to the sky
Giving shade to the weary traveller
Welcome shelter to the birds that fly
Weathering life’s storms, you stand
Yielding blossoms, fruit life-long
Never tire, never retire…
Seasons come and you withstand
Summer heat and winter snow..
Green leaves so tender
Change colour and fall,
Letting go, you stand bare
Age weathers your trunk
Yet patiently you stand
No regret haunts when the nest is empty
Living you give, dying you give…
O beautiful tree, teach me the art of living.
Previously published in Whispers of the Soul - The Journey Within—Neena’s first book of poetry showcasing her passion for nature and life.
Neena Singh is the creator of ‘soul2soul’, a well-loved group on Facebook, committed to spreading peace, goodwill and light through theme-based discussions among members. She has received awards and accolades for her contribution in banking, management and social work. Neena lives with her husband, Prithpal and her golden lab, Rumi, in Chandigarh.