A tree knelt in praise

A tree knelt in praise

I know that I shall never see
A poem that bows quite like our tree
A tree who like us loved to pray
In adoration every day

A tree who humbly knelt in praise
To God and never chose to raise
Itself above the other trees
Instead remained as if on knees

A tree whose worth cannot be told
Or ever lent or bought with gold
A tree who showed us all its height
With God by bowing with delight

It taught us all to clearly see
A Garden lies beneath a tree
And then it showed us with a sigh
That trees, like us, must also die

In an age of folly, play and mirth
A tree has died with brow on earth

- Hamza Yusuf / March 2005


Ishan_Qureshi said...

Hopefully they (UMNO-BN) don't chop the tree down...huhuhu....!

nasir said...

bawah pokok pun jadi la...kalau nak pokok byk lagi nasir boleh supply...no problem :D

hv a nice day azhar!

Mior Azhar said...

Kalau ikut kepala otak dia orang, rasanya tak lama lagi tak berpokok ler Ipoh kot. Don't be surprise no??

Mior Azhar said...


Hahahha... ya kalau tak da pkok dtg ler ke Gombak... hahaa