Monday, June 02, 2008

Young Orchard

Young Orchard
by Richard Wilbur
These trees came to stay.
Planted at intervals of
Thirty feet each way,

Each one stands alone
Where it is to live and die.
Still, when they have grown

To full size, these trees
Will blend their crowns, and hum with
Mediating bees.

Meanwhile, see how they
Rise against their rootedness
On a gusty day,

Nodding one and all
To one another, as they
Rise again and fall,

Swept by flutterings
So that they appear a great
Consort of sweet strings.
From a recent New Yorker, this lovely poem seems to neatly fit this blog's theme of interconnectedness.

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