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(Panhala) Can You Imagine by Mary Oliver - (a poem about trees)

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  • wdestiny44@aol.com
    Can You Imagine? For example, what the trees do not only in lightening storms or the watery dark of a summer s night or under the white nets of winter but
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2009
      Can You Imagine?
       
      For example, what the trees do
      not only in lightening storms
      or the watery dark of a summer's night
      or under the white nets of winter
      but now, and now, and now - whenever
      we're not looking.  Surely you can't imagine
      they don't dance, from the root up, wishing
      to travel a little, not cramped so much as wanting
      a better view, or more sun, or just as avidly
      more shade - surely you can't imagine they just
      stand there loving every
      minute of it, the birds or the emptiness, the dark rings
      of the years slowly and without a sound
      thickening, and nothing different unless the wind,
      and then only in its own mood, comes
      to visit, surely you can't imagine
      patience, andhappiness, like that.
       
      ~ Mary Oliver ~
      (Long Life)
       
       
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