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Friday, September 18, 2009

Keep a green tree in your heart

Today's quote,
"Just think of the trees: they let the birds perch and fly, with no intention to
call them when they come and no longing for their return when they fly away.
If people's hearts can be like the trees, they will not be off the Way."
- Langya





A Chinese proverb goes like this,
"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come"

Considering it in my mind, I decided to keep a green tree close to my heart. And waited earnestly for a singing bird to come in.
But lo! what happened.
Inspite of craving for a singing bird, a pair of crows robbed my heart!

Recently I have heard a fact about crows, they say
"A group of crows is called a murder."

Thanks to God, they are only two of them! I am bless.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

There is a tree I never walk under...

"As I age
in the world it will rise and spread,
and be for this place horizon
and orison, the voice of its winds.
I have made myself a dream to dream
of its rising, that has gentled my nights.
Let me desire and wish well the life
these trees may live when I
no longer rise in the mornings
to be pleased with the green of them
shining, and their shadows on the ground,
and the sound of the wind in them."
- Wendell Berry, Planting Trees








There is a tree in my home garden I never walk under but I love to see its white flowers blooming in the winter season. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of this tree but they say, the flowers are edible.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Love Like That



Even
After
All this time
The sun never says to the earth,

"You owe
Me."


Look
What happens
With a love like that.
It lights the
Whole
Sky.

Reference:
A poem by the Sufi saint Hafiz.

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