03 May 2009

I've been looking for my shadow, but this place is so bright and so clean

Redbud? and Powerlines, Pulaski, VA

--Jane Hirshfield

It is foolish
to let a young redwood
grow next to a house.

Even in this
one lifetime,
you will have to choose.

That great calm being,
this clutter of soup pots and books--

already the first branch-tips brush at the window.
Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life.

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