contains some of my present and past poetry.
|New Year Thoughts
Ringing in the New Year
commences with Christmas dear.
It fills me with newfound hope,
leaves no room to moan or mope.
Color pink, among others, plays
on mind, signals the end of tough days.
An abundance of beauty and joy
wait for me in the sea of life ahoy.
New Year! Are you telling me
life is not life if lived only for thee?
A few hours a week I decide to teach
the slum kids, a goal not beyond reach.
Morning walk takes me to the green woods,
my path paved with precious plants of good.
Holy Basil, sacred fig or Ficus religiosa
challenge me to study them as also planta venenosa.
New Year pulled out the seeker in me that would
endeavor to understand bad and appreciate good.
Holy Basil- A plant native to South Asia, holy Basil is an important herb in the Ayurveda medicine of India besides being worshiped by the Hindus.
Ficus Religiosa (a binomial name), or sacred fig- A tree native to India and south East Asia is used in medicines. Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism consider it sacred.
Venenosa- Spanish for poisonous.