Tuesday, 12 January 2016

That Fruit May Grow Upon Your Trees (a prayer for peace)




I


Blessings 
on the orange sun. 

II

As we rise  
to greet the  morn

you touch the flowers 

and the leaves  

that fruit

may grow 

upon 

your trees 

your trees 

that grow 

the perfumed air  
adorn themselves 

with blossom 

fair 

for the insect 

and the dreamer's eye. 

III


One tree
grows fruit 

grows love

grows air

protects 

with shade 

a place 

of peace 

one tree 
grows here   

for all 

to see.

IV

Blessings 

on your orange trees.  





9 comments:

  1. Lovely! And a tree that gives with generous hands: juicy sweet fruits, at the same time blossoms with a scent that make you swoon, and those dark green hard leaves are beautiful too.

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    1. Thanks, and I agree with your every word. Perhaps peoples with differences living in countries on or near the Mediterranean should organize themselves so that they are able live together or at least alongside each other armed with the blessings endowed by nature and not with explosives and suicidal fanaticism. But it is not so. And I wonder if it ever will be. Today in Istanbul another mass murder, to give it its right name.

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    2. Immer.

      one
      is one
      too many.

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  2. __So much before, then Bagdad, and now Istanbul, and all the innocents have paid the price. Still... > we cannot see the goats in a herd of sheep < (my paraphrasing of Franz Werfel)
    __We should all, Tend the Trees of life's fruit. _m

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    1. We are living in the most interesting of times. I wouldn't swap it for the world. A woman is telling a million muslim men what to do.

      I hope I live long enough to see how it all pans out. Are we heading up Orwell Road? Tonight's new crescent sharp as a sickle hangs above my back.

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    2. Orwellian atmospheres, and here too, the metaphoric *Directive, 10-289*_.

      __They imply we are ignorant, but their
      "Intellectual Politics," minimizes any common sense we had; that then, is one of their tools, the diminishment of common moral thought.

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    3. Thanks. Never heard of those numbers. Will have a look see.

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    4. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others - Animal Farm

      There's a Rubicks cube somewhere, with all sides the same colour which is red. That's what's going on here. Everybody has the same chance of shoving the puzzle regardless of ability, qualifications, integrity and so on.

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