Optimism - Jane Hirshfield

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27 Apr 2015 12:57 - 11 Feb 2016 16:08 #16 by Moderator
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Optimism
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.

~ "Optimism" by Jane Hirshfield
from Given Sugar, Given Salt . © Harper Collins, 2002.

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