The Entrancing Banyan Tree

The banyan tree,

Entangled mysteriously,

Entrancing my soul.

Surely you harbour the dryads,

Who weave their magic wands,

To render you so spectacular,

So enchanting!

Thou fantastic tree

Is it that you represent

Lovers’ love and passion?

Or profundity,



Or simply closeness?

Whatever you represent,

Methinks your majestic form,

With hundreds of entwined roots,

Moving towards gravity,

Has completely bewitched me,

Becoming my inspiration,

My guiding poetic Muse.

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

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