Tess Gallagher


Choices - Poem by Tess Gallagher

I go to the mountain side
of the house to cut saplings,
and clear a view to snow
on the mountain. But when I look up,
saw in hand, I see a nest clutched in
the uppermost branches.
I don't cut that one.
I don't cut the others either.
Suddenly, in every tree,
an unseen nest
where a mountain
would be.


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  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (3/26/2016 8:39:00 AM)

    A nice experience and a nice thought. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2016



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