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In a little less than 7-10 days, the rich colours of the maple trees you see in the photos below, will be no more at the beautiful Aga Khan Park in Toronto. Heaps and heaps of leaves will fall to the ground, leaving tress bare until next spring! Nature brings joy to one’s heart, and the Aga Khan Park offers a beautiful space for one to reflect about the night sky, the rising and setting of the sun and the full moon as well as the crescent moon, to listen to the singing of the birds, to see beautiful rabbits running right in front of you, and occasionally see a larger animal such as the raccoon. My visit to the Aga Khan Park on October 20, 2020 was inspired by a poem I received from Karim H. Karim of Carleton University. It is dedicated to everyone who is feeling sad. I post it below, and it is followed by a small collection of photos that I took after reading the piece.
Let Storms Beware
By KARIM H. KARIM (Dedicated to all who are sad)
Sweetest are the songs That we sing in sorrows; Tears swell in our eyes Even when joy overflows.
Naïve folk fear the thorns Where flowers do flourish, Fresh with hues of hope.
Dawn’s light is nearest When sadness is darkest, Sings the black night In stars’ silent twinkle.
Embrace the aching pain, Learn to laugh a little And to comfort others.
Let storms beware That we are lighting The lamps of love.
(The piece is based sed on Shankardas Shailendra’s (1923-1966) “Hain Sabse Madhur Wo Geet,” which evokes Percy Shelley’s (1792-1822) line “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of the saddest thought.”)
Autumn at Toronto’s Aga Khan Park
Date posted: October 21, 2020. Last updated: October 22, 2020.
Thanks for sharing the Aga Khan Park’s wonderful fall colours. Amazing to see the beauty of our Park always, especially at fall time
Thank you very much. You brought me wonderful memories of our walk in the Park after morning and evening Jamat Khana.
Inshallah we all will enjoy the Park in full swing after this crises passes.
Mawla bless you for sharing this amazing photos of the Park.
We appreciate Allah’s wonderful creation. Shukher Alhamdullilah
Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of the fall colors at Aga Khan Park. Allah’s creation is majestic.