Hymn To Trees

I can walk away
from anyone
even you my love
to come back to myself
and to my friends
who love me
for no reason whatsoever
they never ask me
to define my relationship
with them
they don’t care a bit
about our future together
they just love me
in our shared moments
they are there for me
when I despair
when I weep bitterly 
when I am hopelessly exhausted
when I bleed in grieving
for my loss of faith
when I lament for
my unrequited love
and heartbreak
when I am devastated
by cruel insensitivity
of human beings 
they accept my raw
insane passion
with such elegance and grace
they let me hug them 
they let me hold them in my arms
they are capable of handling
my broken, charred heart
and heal me with their soft laughter
and soulful songs
they have never failed me ever
they rejuvenate me
so that I can return home
to life one more time.

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About Sangeeta Gupta

Poet, abstract artist, documentary film maker. Has 20 published books, 9 collections of poems translated in Greek, German, bangla, urdu, dogri. Writes both in English and Hindi. Has scripted and directed 7 documentary films. Has held 35solo exhibitions of paintings in India and abroad. Based in Delhi, India.

8 thoughts on “Hymn To Trees

  1. Jagdish Singh Ramana

    A nice poem. Ends with the optimistic note:
    “they rejuvenate me
    so that I can return home
    to life one more time.”


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