A boy who lives in hostel went to a forest
which was located behind his village.
He could see few birds had settled in
the branches of trees inside the forest.
While loitering, he could see few deers,
squirrels, several mynahs and foxes.
When he walked further inside on that
beautiful trail, he could see few tall
trees like fig tree, pine, and banyan.
He walked towards a big banyan tree
to worship, as within it Goddess lives.
For hundreds of years, this tree has been
worshipped by few villagers in this forest.
The boy knew that birds nest resided on these
gigantic trees and men rested against its trunk.
On that period, he recollected that garland and
lamp is used to pay respects to the banyan tree.
Later he lit a lamp and placed it in front of
the tree and hung garland upon branches.
The banyan tree remained quiet as there was less
breeze but her leaves of branch swayed gently.
The boy knew children played under this
tree to spend their beautiful time.
The summer wind came whispering through
the branches of this auspicious tree.
Looking around, he could see few children
were playing gulli-danda in the bank.
Little later he was walking unconsciously
until he reached his house in the village.
~Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar
New Delhi, India