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The Tree of the Numberless Suns

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A yellow carpet on a green grass floor

A weave unknown to the hands of man

Fall fresh each morning countless more

To pick one up would spoil the plan

That Nature with wind-soft hands does score

Mingling patterns with elan


Hanging above on slender supports –

The stems bent down by the chandeliers

Countless flowers arranged in cohorts

With numberless suns does the Amaltas flare

Many fall down to an earthly port

Fall down then! It has more to spare.


Not a shade of the verdant bower green

That gave these flowers their fire

When the Amaltas is in bloom, is seen

Lit up as a funeral pyre

But the joy of rebirth, pure and clean

Is writ all o’er with desire.


Oft on cloudy monsoon days

When the grey seeps into my mind

When memories on my heart hold sway

And sighing blows the wind

I close my eyes and silently pray

Head bowed to powers divine


Make my soul like the Amaltas tree

As in summer in glorious bloom

From the cycle of time forever free

Dropping light in the midst of every gloom

Aspiring, carefree like that tree make me

Reborn like a phoenix in every doom.




About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


4 thoughts on “The Tree of the Numberless Suns

  1. True, it’s rightly the ‘glorious bloom of the summer’ 🙂 Loved the way you’ve described the beauty of the tree….

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Maniparna Sengupta Majumder | 12/04/2015, 3:02 PM

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