Thursday, July 19, 2007

Halub Tree

Oh the earthly one had her plans for the tree of life.
From it she would fashion a bed in which she could sleep and a throne from which she could rule her terrestrial kingdom. She turned her eyes from it to allow it to come to fruition so that it could be harvested to yield worldly delights.
There was another use for it however, and while the earthly one was away a conspiracy of the life electric was hatched.
When earthly one came to claim the tree she found the clear seeing dragon coiled around its base. The earthly one trembled then because in the face of a dragon her pleasures would melt like dreams in the mornings rays.
Looking on she saw that her claim was even further disputed, for the maiden that steals light had taken up residence within the trees center and with such befitting neighbors the fierce and radiant Zu bird had made its nest at the crown of the tree.
This trinity prevented the harvest of the Halub tree as the earthly one dared not touch them. Instead the conniving whore of the world enlisted the help of a mortal man. He killed the dragon sending the one who steals light into exile as a demon of the night. The Zu bird was then forced to take flight.

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Blogger Kimberly Hartman said...

Are "Halub Trees" still around, and if so, where would you purchase such a tree?

11:11 AM  
Blogger Kimberly Hartman said...

The Halub Tree, is it real and if so, where would you purchase such a tree?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Eric B. said...

Some Sumerian experts think that the Halub tree is now known as Prunus mahaleb. If so, it is widely available as an invasive species in the US. Its seeds are used as a spice "mahlab" in Middle Eastern cooking.

11:45 AM  

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