Thursday, May 20, 2010

A place beneath the tree

              By Mory Keita

Where is that place beneath the tree?
That temple of wisdom where knowledge
Flourish and falls like summer’s leaves,
And existence has a proper significance.

Where is that lost paradise my heart seeks?
There, Pythagoras and Archimedes discuss
 Symmetries of nature and beauty of shapes;
Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and great thinkers
Question the purpose of life itself.

That is the place I wish, that is the world I have lost.
Adam and Eve lost the Garden of Eden and did not find it again,
Will I find again that place beneath the tree?
Till that day, I shall find solace in this  foolish world.

                                              

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11 comments:

rch said...

Hi Mory, great poem, it has a wonderful timber ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, this is very literary, you are well-read:) Good for you. I like your longing for the lost world, and your making do with this one in the meantime. Good writing!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I feel as if I am seated there through your words, very possibly munching on grapes.

THANK YOU!

Read my think tank Thursday poem.

Serving Hugs on a Platter and Tears in a Teacup said...

ah yes....

"Till that day, I shall find solace in this foolish world."

As do we all...and finding friends and poets make this foolish world a bit sweeter. :)

Systematic Weasel said...

An excellent piece, Mory! "I shall find solace in this foolish world." So true for us all. Wonderful writing!

-Weasel

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Mory,
A wonderful view of sanctuary.
What a peaceful place to be!

Best wishes,
Eileen

Jingle said...

a cool place under the tree,
lovely!
I would love it 2.

beautiful images your word paint,
enjoyed the read.

Mary said...

Questions about and the search for paradise have gone on since the beginning of time! Well done, Mory.

Diane T said...

I sure hope you find that place beneath the tree! It indeed a sanctuary. Skillfully written!

paul said...

'And existence has a proper significance.'

A great line, and a lovely poem.

Carrie Burtt said...

Mory this is beautiful! There is such depth in your words. :-)

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