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Strength of a Tree

Posted on February 18, 2015 by aks

You are not surprised at the force of the storm—
you have seen it growing.
The trees flee. Their flight
sets the boulevards streaming. And you know:
he whom they flee is the one
you move toward. All your senses
sing him, as you stand at the window…

Rainer Maria Rilke from the poem, Onto a Vast Plain from The Book of Hours, II
(translation by Joanna Macy & Anita Barrows)