The Depth of Relationship

The flowers may be deceptive
the fragrance may go away
the colour may fade away
the leaves may also
not be reliable
may fall off…

one goes another comes,
but roots remain secure
looking inward always
clasping rootlets and
roothairs together
with each other
for each other
till the end…

they sip and
assimilate energy
from all that reside
deep inside the gravity
gaining strength in unison
to remain and keep others alive…

their relationship with twigs and leaves
has neither length nor breadth
it has depth that strengthens
the root of the relationship
trying them not to dry up
with no expectations
during their lifetime
without being even
seen or heard…

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. The onus of this poignant poem is the word “roots”, and for a very good reason. This word is used
    to describe various situations: the root of the problem is; or rooting for an answer…

    Also, as we know roots of trees support each other and help the young seedlings to survive by sharing nourishment with them, a phenomenon we didn’t know about until now.

    Thank you, Kaushal, for presenting these facts in such an eloquent way and with captivating pictures.


    PS Are you celebrating tomorrow’s Winer Solstice?

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    1. You’re right, Joanna, roots are at the centre of the poem. I had read about roots supporting each other in one of your posts. Thanks a lot for your kind words.

      We don’t celebrate winter solstice. As far as I’m concerned, I take bath and worship. That’s all.


  2. Lovely and practical. This makes me want to build relationships with strong roots. When I change or when my partner does, our healthy roots will allow us to re-grow the relationship – and make it more beautiful and produce more shade than the previous version. And we can rebuild our relationship each season as we change together.

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    1. Very well said, Michael. I feel happy for you and your partner. My good wishes. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful reflections.


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