There stood a tree, nothing but the tree,
A mosque & a tomb apart, no tree to hide the tree.
The leaves are dry, so is the tree,
With a kite on its branch, dark like the tree.
The tree told stories, nobody bothered to hear,
Hey you two legged creature, can you lend your ear?
Jishnu, the @pullipuli, and me walked through Lodhi Gardens few days back. Surprisingly, this was the first time i visited here since i started living in Delhi. We walked around the beautiful, well-maintained garden & the historical monuments while Jishnu took pictures in his SLR.
This tree attracted my attention, first for the kite resting on its leafless branch & for the fact that there were no trees in its vicinity. There was a bench beneath it with no shade it could provide.
Though the tree might be fairly young compared to the beautiful tombs near it, i felt that the tree is older than them & stood witness to centuries of development around it. If only it was alive, it would have had many awesome stories to tell. But then, who would bother, to listen to an old tree!
Alas, even the couple who sat beneath the tree on that cemented bench, were not keen to listen to the tree. The mighty kite too flew away, leaving the tree alone!
The question is, would you lend your ears – to the stories untold?
- I found another interesting article by another traveller on Lodhi Gardens. Read on: Connecting with Nature
- Another tree story: read Priyanka’s relationship with “Palash” here.
Read my previous clickO note here: अग्निपीठ (Agnipeet) – the seat of fire!
Read my next clickO note here: What a I? – said the mysterious ruins!