Sunday, March 6, 2011

tree

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It is foolish
to let a young redwood 
grow next to a house.
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Even in this 
one lifetime,
you will have to choose.
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That great calm being,
this clutter of soup pots and books—
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Already the first branch-tips brush at the window. 
Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life...

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~ Jane Hirshfield
from Given Sugar, Given Salt

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