Back to nature.

KARACHI -- American poet Robert Frost's poem 'The Sound of Trees' begins with the line, 'I wonder about the trees.' Even if you have not read the whole piece, the importance of trees in his poetry, which reflects life's profound aspects in simplest of things, can be gauged from the fact that one of his iconic poems 'Birches' is also about the same subject signifying how nature can be used as a tool to divert oneself from the bitter truths of life.

A group show curated by Zahra Khan titled Walk among Trees, which concluded at the Koel Art Gallery on Wednesday, works along the same lines.

The curator describes the effort in the following words, 'The exhibition seeks to explore the deeper impact of trees, the longest living species on earth, upon humans, and the range of meanings and attributes associated with them. Trees, like humans, create communities and share consciousness. They build local eco-systems, based upon connections with other nearby trees, plants and fungi.

'They communicate with their neighbours and exchange data, nourishment, support, and social networks - preserving knowledge...

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