Eucalyptus dream

Bits of the sky peek through the leaves, the distant leaves that look like a myriad of green specks.

The top almost pierces the clouds, and disappears behind them. I wonder what lies beyond.

The spectacular narrow leaves point sharply downwards with a boldness that leaves me stunned.

It is resilient through different seasons, even in metamorphosis- pouring a fragrance that says, don’t just live, be alive.

It stands tall and doesn’t show signs of faltering

I look at its mottled trunk, running my bare hands on the bark

Coarse, almost brutal like a warrior

But the inside, sleek and creaseless.

I pick up a fallen leaf and crush it in my palm

Taking in the fragrance of an entire forest,

Beauty in entirety is what I see and feel.

The eucalyptus dream tells me more about life than I ever knew before-

Speaking of invisible strength and focus,

Breathing healing and purpose.

Eucalyptus dream carrying the fragrance of a forest,

Simply marvelous, with a demeanor that is surest.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Poonam says:

    Nature teaches us everything, if we are a good learner.

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  2. Poonam says:

    and its admirable how beautifully you have described it

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  3. purbajune says:

    Beautiful writing, Leha ❤️

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks Purba!

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  4. daisybala says:

    lovely poem! Im a nature lover too and this one was a treat! Im participating with my hindi poems this time!

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  5. Anjalie Sharma says:

    Beautiful verse Leha, I loved eucalyptus fragrance, the white bark and dry cones strewn around the tree. They are visible in hills only now.

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    1. Leha says:

      Yess, those scenes are so heavenly. Wish we had more of that now.

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  6. Nature and the way you wrote it is amazing. Admiring nature is my fav too. Love your lines absolutely

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you:) Nature always inspires.

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  7. Ruchi says:

    There’s inspiration all around ..you just need to be aware

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    1. Leha says:

      Absolutely. The mundane has more inspiration than we can think of.

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  8. Suchita says:

    Loved the “fragrance of the forest” bit. And the idea that dreams are fragrances – ephemeral but alive.

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    1. Leha says:

      Dreams, yes so alive. Thanks Suchita!

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  9. Pr@Gun says:

    I’m surrounded by eucalyptus trees, and it’s so wonderful to see them when you hold your neck up in the sky to see the beautiful tall tree, as you said piercing the sky. Loved this eucalyptus dream with the fragrance of forest in it.

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    1. Leha says:

      I just pictured what you described. Gorgeous sight. Thank you:)

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  10. Speaking of invisible strength and focus,

    Breathing healing and purpose.

    These lines were my favorite. Loved it Leha!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much!

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