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WITHIN THIS TREE

by Jane Hirshfield


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RA 28.8, RA 14.4

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Within this tree
another tree
inhabits the same body;
within this stone
another stone rests,
its many shades of grey
the same,
its identical
surface and weight.
And within my body,
another body,
whose history, waiting,
sings; there is no other body,
it sings,
there is no other world.






Copyright © 1991 by Jane Hirshfield. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; September 1991; Within This Tree; Volume 268, No. 3; page 66.

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