Friday, July 13, 2007

Trees in Bozeman

From the kitchen window of Cait and Mike's house you see a beautiful, dark green pine forest. From the living room you look out on aspens, a couple of apple trees, and lilac bushes almost as big as trees. Down the street are smokey-blue firs and graceful birch. At the end of the gondola ride in Big Sky you are above the tree line. Trees everywhere.

by W. S. Merwin

I am looking at trees
they may be one of the things
I will miss most from the earth
though many of the ones I have seen
already I cannot remember
and though I seldom embrace the ones I see
and have never been able to speak
with one I listen to them tenderly
their names have never touched them
they have stood round my sleep
and when it was forbidden to climb them
they have carried me in their branches.


At 6:10 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

so lovely, thank you!


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