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Ficus Tree

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 11:06 am
by judih

Come stand with me under the ficus tree
let's count the braids
the vines that drip rapunzel speed
Let's take shade and wrap ourselves amidst the branches
This hot day
this sweet lonely day

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 12:26 pm
by whimsicaldeb
(~wow~ never seen one so big before ... looks like a rubber tree!)

.... Treat ourselves to the cool
under the leaves

Light shade
every changing hues

Thoughts, sounds
silences – braiding

roots, earth, tree’s, us

Interplaying …

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 12:58 pm
by mousey1
Ever walked into open arms inviting arms

like sinking into a dream

or so I imagine

I must be delirious

too long without water

too long without shelter

too long without

Yes, I'll sit with you for awhile
on this sweet lonely day
on this sweet lonely day
I'll sit
ponder the hours

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 1:02 pm
by judih
and we sit
and the day begins to smile
close to roots
arms around arms
earth smell, good smell

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 2:22 pm
by panta rhei
we once rested among the roots of the world's largest ficus tree in the royal botanical garden in kandy, sri lanka; its branches are held up by thick bamboo logs, and it spans over 200 meters.

there even are pictures -- but unfortunately, my camera broke, so i cannot take a digital pic from the original picture.

maybe another time... meanwhile, here's an image i found on the web:


from ... chive.html

Posted: April 19th, 2006, 2:25 pm
by panta rhei

Posted: April 20th, 2006, 12:16 am
by judih
Is there any doubt that trees and mankind are meant for one another? Feel the coolness of shade, the space for our bodies - we embrace one another like old friends.

Posted: April 20th, 2006, 4:04 am
by Doreen Peri
branch to root
we connect

to resurrection

i am awed by
the intertwining

the resurfacing,
the elder branches,
the soil,
the saplings,

the bark,
the signficance

the honor

Posted: April 20th, 2006, 8:40 am
by stilltrucking
tree me