Trees Are Grateful, as Are Squash and Squirrels

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Trees are grateful, as are squash and squirrels,
Hedgehogs, hedges, hummingbirds, and mites,
All that live in houses, reefs, or burrows,
Nests, shells, caves, cracks, walls, streams, toxic sites;
Knowing each its own sweet strain of joy,
Sensing pleasure, hunger, rapture, pain,
Grief and gladness, hopes that spirits buoy,
In hawks and humans, seaweed, grass, and grain;
Vividly in love with life and being,
In which the gift ordains the mystery;
Nor ought one rank the many ways of seeing,
Given the shared wonder of to be.

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Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution license.



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