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I am a Gulmohar Tree

April 5, 2007

Down by the Chapel, across the highway street
I have a quiet home, I am a Gulmohar tree
My hands filled with green, a little yellow here and there
Red flowers on some, hues – pink, orange and pear

My leaves as they turn, into sunny gold
I let them all twirl, and let the others mold
Those leaving the crew twirl down with élan
Petals, of flowers red, emotions you can darn
That’s me here I discuss, find an unspoiled girth
Of wind and water, of muddy ground of earth

On a Sunday morning, when I watch families pass
All have calmness written… their faces, not of brass
A boy comes around confessing a little prayer
For a girl so lovely, whom he’d always care
After school, the teacher let’s all children go
Eat, play and be cheery, and make friends and foe

As I watch these scenes, a desperate wish arise
Many years from now, I watch all these things nice
I wish to be here always, watching everybody twirl and mold
I am a Gulmohar tree; do not cut me until I grow old!!

(Written by Pallavi Gupta)

(Note: This poem has 2 meanings… one… for nature and another for a Girl Child)

28 Comments leave one →
  1. MAINAK permalink
    April 5, 2007 7:29 PM


  2. swagata chatterjee permalink
    April 6, 2007 4:34 AM

    this one is awesome!
    hope in future we can get another like this which speaks on behalf of a girl!
    thanks for sharing.

  3. crankywriter permalink*
    April 6, 2007 7:40 AM


    Thanx… 🙂

    @Swagata di
    Thanx di…. I hope I keep writing too 😛


  4. pooja prasad permalink
    April 6, 2007 8:46 AM

    tht was a very beautiful analogy.. im sure every girl will identify with it.. 🙂

  5. crankywriter permalink*
    April 6, 2007 1:39 PM

    Thanx Pooja…. I feel so too 🙂

  6. sujay permalink
    April 11, 2007 7:36 PM

    nice poem.

  7. crankywriter permalink*
    April 12, 2007 2:44 AM

    Thanx Sujay Bhaiya 😀

  8. JAYANTI permalink
    April 19, 2007 5:35 AM


  9. Neha permalink
    May 5, 2007 12:41 PM


  10. May 19, 2007 10:12 AM

    beautifully scripted analogy… Would like to see more from you…

  11. NEHAL permalink
    August 26, 2007 8:37 AM


  12. Sasha permalink
    September 7, 2007 11:39 AM

    Its a really nice piece of work.hope to read more from your end in the future.Keep writting.

  13. Vrinda permalink
    February 14, 2008 2:03 PM


  14. May 3, 2008 2:31 PM

    i loved your poem,can we include it as a part of an article in our forthcoming issue.we are an environment magazine in hyderabad .
    do let me know your mailing address so we can send u a magazine too
    associate editor

  15. Jayashree permalink
    June 27, 2008 12:11 PM

    Beautiful poem…I liked it..

    I love gulmohar tree..the full bloom of red flame on the tree marks the end of hot summer and welcome rains..every cool breeze with red petals makes feel happy and feel fortuned to be one to enjoy all these….

  16. August 26, 2008 7:10 PM

    i love the poem

  17. March 26, 2009 6:02 PM

    Beautiful poem!!

    • crankywriter permalink*
      March 27, 2009 11:57 AM

      Thanks Swaps. Means a lot to me 🙂

  18. vignes permalink
    December 7, 2009 5:06 PM

    truly beautiful poems… thank you…

    • crankywriter permalink*
      December 7, 2009 9:28 PM

      Thanks for commenting 😀
      I’m glad you enjoyed the poems 🙂

  19. January 12, 2012 8:02 PM

    Thanks for this poem, I remember the tree in my park i use to clim it when i was kid and use to eat it flower petle.I miss those day it will be a sunny after noon and i use to be in the ground , use to play cricket and some time use to clim on the tree……………Now after 15year there is no tree left there i think it have be cutted

    • Pallavi SenGupta permalink*
      January 12, 2012 8:43 PM

      Hi Narendra, Childhood memories are special. So was the tree that was cut down. Hope we can in our life time plant more trees than what we’ve seen cut. Anyway, thanks for your comment 🙂

  20. May 21, 2013 4:55 PM

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    • Pallavi SenGupta permalink*
      May 21, 2013 5:04 PM

      Thank you for such beautiful appreciation 🙂

  21. May 24, 2013 2:14 AM

    Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog centered on the same topics you discuss and would
    love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would enjoy your work.

    If you are even remotely interested, feel free
    to shoot me an e-mail.

    • Pallavi SenGupta permalink*
      May 25, 2013 9:22 PM

      Never thought of guest authoring. Seems like a fun idea. Do send me your website url. Will definitely check it out and consider.


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