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Trees by Bhaktimarga Swami

What hugs the soil and keeps it in place
Teaches tolerance especially at the base
Provides us company when down and lonely
Is a true member of the earthly family?
What cuts the wind when all is tossed in the air
Which resembles a turbulent mind enough to scare
What emits a sweet sent at dusk and at dawn
And has sap flow at winter’s end when spring is on?
What gives warmth in cold in coolness in the heat
And what eats and drinks by their very own feet
Give shelter with shade
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