Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Tree Grows in Me

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic~ Anais Nin
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As far as I'm concerned I certainly belong to latter. Tree of my life is growing up slowly or rather I would say too slowly, cell by cell, leaves by leaves. Most of the times each leaf costs too much efforts, practice or melodrama. Sometimes it's my mum and dad and whole bunch of "Others" giving me pearls of knowledge, which makes me feel like crap at times,  or sometimes it's just everyday insults and humiliations that completes the scene, or sometimes it's those small things that makes up a day  :P 

With each such hiccup and achievement I learn something. I guess my tree grow by an inch more or less. Though at that moment I don't feel like growing at all, but realization is a stage in life that often comes late :D  

With every page I turn
and every phrase I highlight
with every dialogue that impresses me
I grow inside..

With every book on my shelf
and every friend I make
with every fight that tires me
I grow inside..

With every twist on my way
and every turn that I take
with every crossroad I cross
I grow inside..

With every picture that I see
and every sound I hear
with all those colors and vibrations around
I grow inside..

With every flip of the page
I find something to smile or cry
with that every lil curve and tear out of my eyes
I grow inside..

How far I'll go ?
How far I can go ?
maybe, this time I don't wanna know
I wish if  someone can hide.
With every passing day
and every passing night
I just wanna grow inside :)

At the end just think, just give it a thought

"If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was beautiful. But because there are so many, you just can't see how beautiful it really is.”
 Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


  1. Grow,grow and grow and become a tree yourself of "Quot Rami Tot Arbores" kind!

  2. Just keep on growing away at your bay, but if you have a real tree growing inside, might want to get some hedge clippers haha

  3. Yes keep growing!! The tree of life is a beautiful thing and the branches lead us to amazing and wonderful places :)

  4. Those are beautiful words. And growing with learning is all that matters.

  5. with every passing day, people see the grey leves and the old trunk. what they forget to see is the stronger roots which hold the tree intact in storms. good thought. God bless!

  6. The growing and learning never ends and one life time is not enouhgh to learn, Jyoti:) You are not alone!!!

  7. Well said of late! I enjoyed the rhyming in the poem and you related it so well.
    Hum... everyone grows inside like a tree, feeding on natural elements. You added a very creative image :)

  8. सत्य भोजन की तरह नहीं है कि जब चाहा कर लिया। जब पिछला सत्य आत्मसात हो जाता है, तब नये सत्य के लिये भूख बढ़ती है।

  9. Fascinating is your lines, especially the last three.

    Very very well written :)

  10. Deep stuff :)..Make sure as you grow...leaf by leaf, cell by also bear fruits of wisdom....which you can then share with the world through your words :)

  11. The process of growth is wonderful! You have versed it wonderfully!

  12. Great idea,Jyoti. With every word, with every line,with every stanza of your verses I grow, though I am fully grown both physically and chronologically.

  13. i love thinking of the twists and turns in life as opportunities to grow..and look at that beautiful tree...smiles

  14. Inspirational words, Jyoti—so lovely and so true. Continuing to grow and learn and experience is what life is all about.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Your comment was awesome, and it was such a pleasure to "meet" you!

    ~VR Barkowski

  15. Well ... perhaps that's how we learn and grow in life :-)

  16. Impressive writing..:)
    Keep growing :) Regards..:)

  17. very nicely done poem jyoti....
    keep a poetess too!!


  18. Well said. Every experience is at opportunity for personal growth.

    Anna :o]

  19. Beautifully penned.. :) Like the image.

  20. Beautiful thought and nice poem. Congratulations.

    Good wishes for new year.

  21. what you have observed is so true jyoti. We realise that we had imbibed a lot on the way only in retrospect . lovely poem :)

  22. what a lovely tree...and so true in how we keep growing..each touch on our lives, each thing we do or read, grows us...


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