Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jane Hirshfield: Optimism

More and more I have come to admire resilience.
Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam
returns over and over to the same shape, but the sinuous
tenacity of a tree: finding the light newly blocked on one side,
it turns in another. A blind intelligence, true.
But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs -- all this resinous, unretractable earth.
 - Jane Hirshfield


Michael Floer said...
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Michael Floer said...

I live the word Resiliance
This piece is marvelously crafted.