When the bark of the sagwan

was brown and dark,

it stood in the storm

like a rock.


Withstanding all the  seasons ,

firm and tough

the bark was considered

for long.


A hollowness now creates


amidst the forest,

like a dungeon

in a cave.


White flowers swung

with light fragrance,

ready is the mighty ,

to be cut and laid…


the enormity of sagwan

forever remains,

like a lore

in the forest tales.



Sagwan: teak tree

Teak or Sagwan Tectona grandis in Kolkata, Wes...
Teak or Sagwan  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)