Image by : Amit Verma
Rooted: Sangla Valley, Sutlej River
The quietest and surest thing
is the tree planted by the river.
Nothing bothers it.
It knows its roots.
They are deep and reliable and resilient.
Not a gust that snaps it,
not a dearth that parches it,
not even its own burial under the mountain
could worry such a tree.
Its roots are its hope and future.
Poem by Melissa Alipalo