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Monday, April 20, 2009

"Leafing greenly spirits of trees"

i thank you God
i thank you God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is Yes
(i who have died am alive again today
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and of wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should telling touching hearing seeing
breathing any --- lifted from the no
of all nothing --- humans merely being
doubt unimaginable you
(now the ears of my ears awake and
the eyes of my eyes are opened)
It's almost here and the signs are all around us. Leaping -- and leafing -- greenly spirits of trees! And today I went after them.
"i who have died am alive again today" so I crawled out from under the blankets and the dim safety of my tomb and took off for mountains and farms and canyons, and blood red sunsets.
I drove through three feet of snow along the Peak to Peak highway, saw aspens leafing out and hills covered in green pine, watched waterfalls cascade off the rocky cliffs, and drove down dirt roads past fields sprouting the first of spring's green. There was a blue dream of sky overhead and all the day through I found myself saying, "Yes."
How do you choose life?

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