January 27, 2022

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Poetry: O Tannenbaum ! by Neil Daswani

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Neil Daswani captures the spirit of Christmas in his latest poem.

Our tree stands up 

the branches hold

baubles, Christmas fruit

red, blue, silver, and gold

the needles and spines

shake out the pins and needles

from having lain so supine 

the tree stretches out its folded limbs

we play carols that help it extend to the stars

 … towards some empyrean 

About the Poet

Neil Daswani is a naturalized Singaporean of Indian origin. Over the past thirty-one years he has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Middle East. This international background finds expression in his poetry. He is a banker by day and a poet by night who now writes poetry prolifically. His poetry covers a myriad of themes ranging from nature and mythology, high school physics and history, to humour and the ebb and flow of love and relationships.

The year 2020 has been a milestone year for him wherein he has published three separate volumes of poetry: Why Now? followed by Seen & Felt and Redshift.

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