Among the most common trees of Southern Pakistan is the Neem tree, it is seen in cities as well as country side widely. The Neem Tree is a beautiful ornamental tree as well as a very useful tree for different medical uses. In springs the Neem tree brings white flowers which spread a very light and pleasant fragrance in the neighborhoods all over the country.
Mr. Elsa Qazi has written a beautiful pom on Neem tree which basically admires this common tree seen all over
The Neem Tree Poem
My lovely Neem,
That intercepts sun’s scorching beam,
Yet bears the heat all day
Without the rain’s refreshing spray,
Thou charm’st the wanderer’s woe away
With soothing shade
How strong you are, how unafraid,
How green thy leaves inspite of all
The mid-day flames that burning fall
Upon thy unprotected head ……….
Could man be both as thou and rise
Above the earth, with the sheltering arm
To save the suffering ones from harm,
From sorrows, poverty and vice
Could man be steadfast, and like thee
Face every fate, would it not be
Fulfilment of life’s loftiest dream
My lovely Neem!
Poetess: Mrs. Elsa Kazi