Planted in the Earth

Thin saplings
Once
Someone planted you
In the Earth
To shade
Future wanderers.

I too have been planted
In soil soft enough
To embrace me in its fold
Thick enough to hold me
As I grow into the light
Out of this
Dark Earth.

Perhaps one day a leaf of mind
Will travel to your feet
And will remind you
Of beauty
That must fade.

Small sapling,
You have seen
Many winters,
Many moons
In this place.
While I am here
On a short visit;

My roots are my thoughts
Twisting in search of
Water
My Earth is
Your love –
Holding me down,
Silent as the
Tomb.

(Written in Meherabad, India)

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Aya Alon

Aya Alon is a clinical psychologist and poet from Israel.

One Comment
  1. The poem speaks to me in a such a beautiful way.
    I too have been planted
    In soil soft enough
    To embrace me in its fold
    Thick enough to hold me
    As I grow into the light
    Out of this
    Dark Earth.

    I love this stanza. Very nice work

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