Monday, January 28, 2013

Within this tree

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.  

Jane Hirshfield
Photo:  Peter Bowers