Poem: Under the Banyan Tree

in an atmosphere playful with the soul of a child

streaking clouds edged by an orange dusk of light

against a blue gaze of vast encompassing sky

feet nestling deeper in a soft earthen grass

inner eyes wandering beyond life’s appearances

a tree spreading its reach beyond its own capacity

mothering its future by a self-giving descent

seed-worlds shooting towards earth’s nourishing embrace

sprouting limbs rooting their persistent support

uplifting the body by which their growth aspires

cascading heaven through nature’s artistic dance

underneath the yearning of a spirit seeking to be

her presence a calm dream of beauty’s graceful smile

her sweetness caressing life’s intimate Heart

she sat cradled peacefully in Love’s gentle repose.

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