Sunday, August 14, 2011

In Praise of Trees

In Praise of Trees
O Tree, life-founder, you heard the sun
Summon you from the dark womb of earth
At your life's first weakening; your height
Raised from rhythmless rock the first
Hymn to the light; you brought feeling to harsh impassive desert...

-Rabindranath Tagore
Nobel Laureate in Literature, 1913
(Translated by Dr. William Radice, 1985)