Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Optimism - A Poem by Jane Hirshfield

Our friend forwarded this poem to us as we are tested by this tough economy. I'd like to share it with others facing uncertainties and hard times. Hang in there... This is the tough time but we will get through.


More and more I have come to admire resilience.

Not the simple resistance of a pillow, whose foam returns over and

over to the same shape, but the sinuous tenacity of a tree: finding the

light newly blocked on one side,

it turns in another,

A blind intelligence, true.

But out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers, mitochondria, figs -

all this resinous, unretractable earth

"Optimism" by Jane Hirshfield, from Given Sugar, Given Salt. © Harper Collins, 2002.

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