Poem of the Week, by Jane Hirshfield

Optimism
– Jane Hirshfield

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.




For more information on Jane Hirshfield, please click here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/jane-hirshfield



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