Monday, February 24, 2014

Birthday Series: Jane Hirshfield


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.


Iulia Flame said...

Affirming. Thanks.

Cheryl Snell said...

Jane Hirshfield always cheers me up.