I saw this tree on the way to the “natural arch” or “sila thoranam” in Tirupati. I found her–has to be a she, right?–intriguing. Apparently she has been around for longer than anyone can remember.
I thought the tree was beautiful, strong and a survivor, just like a woman.
No matter what life throws at her, no matter what weather conditions she faces, she stands strong, grounded.
Here’s my haiku as a tribute to her.
Through life’s twists and turns
I will survive. Head held high
I am a woman
Do you like it?