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An Ode to Cedar Tree

An Ode to Cedar Tree

To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness – John Muir

I was in the wild garden few days ago,

Of conifers where pillars of pine,  

And chestnut nurtured the foliage beneath.

How quite that garden was,

Where no breeze bothered the Cornelian cherry!   

In a glade, you stood like a modest god.

With your soaring trunk and a giant canopy   

It appeared as if you were some ancient

Brethren of mountains

And in your silent kingdom,

Even sighing was an intrusion. 

The tender branches of your canopy,

Exhibited an unsurpassable symmetry

A heard of you and your species,

Gazed towards heaven in orderliness

As if ready for a march

With their mauds and bagpipes.    

With furry leaves, you render care to the forest  

And sieve nourishing aortal light,  

For golden rods and anemones

In winters and strong winds,

You stand silently and gallantly as snow

Slips softly from your shapely branches.

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  • Dr.Jailami R Vinayak
    June 12, 2022, 11:56 am

    Heavenly, manifesting Godliness!

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  • Abhigyan
    June 14, 2022, 12:15 pm

    Your words are mellifluous as your imagery. Such a love for trees is beyond praiseworthy! Keep up the good work.

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    • Gunjan Joshi
      Gunjan Joshi@Abhigyan
      June 21, 2022, 5:55 am

      Thanks a lot for generous words.

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  • Akshita Pandey
    June 16, 2022, 2:09 pm

    Beauty of nature is always beyond description of words but your words made it possible .

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