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The Banyan's Soul

Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as she basks in Florida's parks and wildlife.

Banyan Trees in Lake Worth

Lake Worth, Florida

Lake Worth, Florida

The Banyan's Soul

Music of trees

in tree-lined streets


a green-dome whisper

chiming in Florida’s gentle breeze

I hear

elliptical leaves

reaching the sinuous roots-

the banyan’s soul




A Green-dome Whisper


Whispering trees



Kshipra Pal on October 04, 2018:

I have a banyan tree beside the house I live in ! They are truly phenomenal and evoke poetic emotions... loved it !!!

Tom Pavlik on September 23, 2018:

Banyans are magical and mystical Maya. I have spent hours cradled in the arms of such giants in Florida. Thank you for the poetry

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on September 21, 2018:

Thanks a lot, Mark!

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on September 21, 2018:

love this. totally encapsulates the soul of this tree.

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on September 20, 2018:

Thank you, whonunuwho! Trees are truly our wisest teachers.

whonunuwho from United States on September 20, 2018:

Nicely done my friend. I love the trees. They represent what us humans might take as an example to follow and each live more than a hundred years. Blessings. whonu

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