Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Etta Blum: "I Am the Tree"

I am the tree ascending.
At the topmost branch
I’ve become the bird,
starting from tip to
climb into above.
ward, cloud.
                    Why not?
My purposes are clear.

"I Am the Tree" by Etta Blum. Text as published in The Space My Body Fills: Poems (Exposition Press, 1975).

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1 comment :

  1. Perhaps the greatest poem ever written. Clean and clear, with lots of room to breathe~


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