Friday, June 11, 2010

Family Tree

My family visited the Angel Oak near Charleston, SC this past week and this poem was a product.

Family Tree
(at the Angel Oak)

A stable trunk grows like the ground,
expanding its roots
through new soil and territories,
but still unable to provide
a solid foundation for every limb
and every leaf.
So the branches grow;
some high into the air,
toward the perfect light of the sun,
only to crack and fall
and decay
from a winter weight
or a summer swirl of a tornado
or a steady hurricane force.
Other appendages return to the earth
to stabilize
and provide anchor
for the heady ones.

-Robert L. Jackson

http://www.angeloaktree.org/01_DSC3519-raw2.jpg

27 comments:

  1. 當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。...............................................................

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  2. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼.................................................................

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  3. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。.................................................................

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  4. 生存乃是不斷地在內心與靈魂交戰;寫作是坐著審判自己。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  5. Your photo came up in a search of the Angel Oak and I wanted to know if I could use it on my blog and my website when its up and running. If not that's fine when I get to Charleston in a few months I can take a picture but this is a great shot and it speaks to me. It was prefect.

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