Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Golden Tree



The golden tree bows
Weary souls seeking shelter
We loot and plunder.

We loot and plunder
Gold crumbles in misery
Tree smiles patiently.

Tree smiles patiently
Mockery of creation
Dreams of sand, dissolve.


This Haiku is shared with Haiku Heights and the Prompt is Tree.






48 comments:

  1. The Golden Tree is worthy of its name. This composition holds deep meaning. I read it thrice to appreciate the way you have carved out meaning in this. I absolutely love reading your haiku. *thumbs up*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sui ... it's a real pleasure :-)

      Delete
  2. Beautiful! The golden tree definitely seems like a patient one despite the plundering of 'man.'

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great depth to this. The words take root.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Tress smile lovingly to Mr. Greeny so that he could write such a perfect haiku dedicated just for them. I loved all the three, fab! :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ahh, how we have plundered from the earth as the trees have simply watched. Nicely told.

    ReplyDelete
  6. If only we could stop the looting and plundering. I like your use of cascading haiku to develop your meaning. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is sad that we root and plunder ~ Good one ~

    ReplyDelete
  8. its very, very abstract....great depth ! i loved it !

    ReplyDelete
  9. All of the above and so much more!! I find it truly beautiful and amazing!!! I bow before your presence, Oh great one, king of haiku! :) Hope that makes you smile!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is so descriptive of the lack of care of mankind for the environment. Trees are worth gold. Well done:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your writing is so abstract.. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful multiple meanings through your words.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Yes, we never stop our looting and plundering, do we. Trees are so precious too.
    Lovely poem Amrit.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Just when I think you cannot get any better, you write an amazing tree poem, so simple, and filled with so much meaning.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sara ... I am glad you liked it :-)

      Delete
  15. Deep meaning in your cascade, Green Speck; philosophical thoughts using a human tree, lovely. A patient tree smiling at us..., yes, what are we compared to our wise Mother Nature?
    The last line is powerful; we are dust yet our spirit will survive the tree...
    :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank You Dulcina ... you summed it up beautifully :-)

      Delete
  16. layers upon layers of meaning, tree is the metaphor for nature, giving its golden bounty to man who only to be plundered, hacked. Still smiling patiently. Loved it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. A nice composition, all three verses come together brilliantly – ♥

    ReplyDelete
  18. Loved the Imagery.. very beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful Golden Tree, Green Speck

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lovely writing with great meaning, thank you

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great take on the prompt. It's amazing the things we do to these "golden" trees.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like your use of repetition. All those poor trees we loot and plunder.

    ReplyDelete