Theme: Change

Bonsai

A tree needs deep earth, it needs wide sky
Successful man of today does not have either
But he must have tree, he is an accomplished individual
He converts the tree into a Bonsai, trees are raised in pots
The tree becomes dwarf, but retains all the relevant useful characteristics
Without earth, without aspirations to reach to the sky 
A clever man transforms his offspring into Bonsai

26-Oct-2011

More By  :  Ganganand Jha

Views: 1419     Comments: 5

Comments on this Poem

Comment relevant useful characteristics - they are what one should cherish and one should aspire to
regards jha ji
rama rao

ramji
26-Aug-2015 02:02 AM

Comment relevant useful characteristics - they are what one should cherish and one should aspire to
regards jha ji
rama rao

ramji
26-Aug-2015 02:02 AM

Comment Once I was at a friend's house. There was a Bonsai mango tree. The fruits were healthy and bright. Though the tree was dwarf, it was healthy.
Then I found an Ashoke tree in a pot outside a neighboring flat. It was a pathetic sight. Ashoka , dwarfed,bereft of its its grandeur.Though Its leaves were healthy, shiny.
I have many friends who have consciously and painstakingly suppressed the natural proclivities and promises of their children and invested in molding them so that they develop as per the need of their mentor

dadu
31-Oct-2011 01:25 AM

Comment Respected Lugu da,
The message is indeed thoughtful but i beg to differ at one point. Child care or nurturing in an artificial way should not be treated as cleverness. the plant in a pot can not give you that much of fruit as a natual tree on deep earth. Being a student of botany you must have heard about the chinese bamboo tree that may rise up to eighty feet high, may be, after four-five years for which period it lays its root deep beneath the earth.
Yours Sincerely,
Tuku

Tuku
30-Oct-2011 11:50 AM

Comment A beautiful combination of image and thought.

anilkprasad
27-Oct-2011 22:41 PM


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