Thursday, March 3, 2016

Talisay:Tree of Death and Rebirth

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com]
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM, [www.pbs.gov.ph] 8-9 evening class Monday to Friday



Talisay or umbrella tree (Terminalia catappa)
 

I wait for a gust of wind
to shake you up and make you
a skeleton in the blue sky;
your nakedness is also mine
in the passage of time.

One by one your noble death
is proclaimed, each leaf a page,
falling in peace and dignity;
dying to tell the world the story
of the greatest mystery.

It is losing your crown and die
a little in order to resurrect, 
and your tenants to breath, 
your litter enriching the earth, 
the womb and cradle of birth. ~

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