Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ginko - Memorial Park 7

12 Comments:

Blogger Devika said...

Very nice, Gillena...praise and gratitude,

"Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness" ~ Kahlil Gibran

Internet and blogs are a good invention...though my preference is always for books and journals,

Need to do a lot of catching up with reading..Ginko and Caribbean results, and blogs -- will do over the weekend :)

wishes,
devika

7:56 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

oh on the quote....if thoughts such as those were not passed on to us through books by those visionaries like Gibran, imagine where human 'enterprise' would have taken the world -- and ofcourse it's not for or about paper or writing poems :)

wishes,
devika

8:10 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

"Trees are your best antiques" - Alexander Smith

glad you popped in Dev
:)

much love

9:12 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

that's interesting...well there are no end to quotes on trees and nature's reserves...

One who plants a tree...plants a hope,

and they say, the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit,

those words are always inspirational - i think i should be planting more trees than writing poems :)

wishes,
devika

9:20 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

"the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit"

my teacher used to say that...and i didn't even know where she was by the time i started appreciating the quote myself :)

wishes,
devika

9:24 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

So beautiful. This photo, too, has two diagonal focuses with the trees in the background. The trees that were there make way for man's intervention. So happy I read the entire series with your various haiku/haiga.

Bless you and your family.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

A fine series, Gillena.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

"One who plants a tree...plants a hope" i like that one Devika


Chelle, Bill, thanks for popping in


Much love...

8:22 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

aah yes, i knew...but i like the second more...building independence, self reliance into young people...and then you don't look upon them :)

wishes,
devika

8:39 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

"and then you don't look upon them"

oh, to mean only that you don't burden them with your expectations... (we spoke about that expectation some time before)

just to be clear than misunderstood :)

wishes,
devika

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

clearly expectations can be limiting, but hope allows for a whole heap of stuff :) challenging our humanity; not so?


much love...

5:50 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Ture...the relevance of hope, as i see it, is exactly that, Gillena :)

as far as challenges: that perhaps is the way to growth, freedom and knowing one's responsibilities to others and oneself

wishes,
devika

5:57 AM  

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