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The Calming Bodhi Tree

Updated on May 30, 2014
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The Bodhi Tree

Each part of the Bodhi tree is a lasting symbol of peace.


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Strong roots

Sure beneath Soil

They lend strength from below

Grasping loose dirt and filling it

With peace




Rough bark

Of stoic trunk

Against all odd and even winds

Blowing with rigorous fervor

It stands




Branches

Lithe limbs that reach

The frantic birds that panic

Now a resting place for their angst

Secure



Green leaves

Shaped in small hearts

Enfolding butterflies

Fluttering with anxious quiver

Comfort




Sweet fruit

Lingering taste

Brings caterpillars joy

Lulls them to slumber as they draw

Sweetness.



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Have a peaceful weekend, all!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful poem, describing the greatness of the Bodhi tree.

      I have visited the MahaBodhi tree, at Bodh Gaya, India, where Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. You can experience peace all around. I had also written a hub about this place.

      You have done a wonderful job, by giving the essence of the tree in few words.

      Well done, voted up!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      The Bodhi tree is so big and beautiful. Your great words describes this tree so uniquely and always a thoughtful hub from you. Voted up, interesting and useful.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Devika!! Glad that you like it.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      It must have been such a wonderful experience! Thanks for sharing, Chitra!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a majestic work of nature. Thanks for sharing some beauty with us today.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful poem about the wonderful bodhi tree. Well done.

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      You described this wonderful Bodhi tree so beautifully in your poem. Love it.

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      whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

      Wonderful poetry and soul full words. Thanks for sharing this work. whonu

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Nature is wonderful and your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      I loved your poem about this majestic tree. I didn't know anything about the Bodhi before and would it to be very interesting. I am always amazed at the beauty of nature.

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      What a big and beautiful Bodhi tree! Thanks for sharing your wonderful poem. I have not heard of this tree before.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Bill!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Jodah.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Janet

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Who!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Blossom!

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you for your kind words, Pamela.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      A tree of calm! Thanks, Thelma.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      That last photo looked a lot like a Banyan tree. Is Bodhi another word for Banyan? I really liked your poem.

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      travmaj 3 years ago from australia

      So calm, so peaceful,a lovely tribute to the Bodhi tree. You've captured the serenity in your words. Lovely Michelle

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Peggy.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Travmaj!

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I was trying to see the small heart leaves, regardless it is a beautuful tree and poem. Your words are so lovely.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I truly love this poem about the Bodhi tree. It really is calming and beautiful.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Such a beautiful, peaceful tree and a lovely poem. I enjoyed reading this. I can sense the peace just by looking at the photos.

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      Sam Deal 2 years ago from Earth

      Thinking about the bodhi tree makes me think of Siddartha Gautama sitting beneath one as he awakened to his understanding of life and what it means to be a Buddha. Thank you for writing this!

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Dianna!

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Audrey!

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