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Ashoka Tree

In ashoka grove
Hanuman first meets Sita
Burns Lanka after.

Strings of ashok leaves
Decorate the main threshold
Usher in New Year.

Notes: Day 18 of NaPoWriMo 2016. Prompt was to write about sounds of childhood. Light blogging day today, so couldn’t come up with sounds. But, did recalled memory of a tree growing up. It is called the saraca asoca, or commonly Ashoka tree.  In Gujarati it is called asopalav.

 

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