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Sudek: Tree

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The visionary moment comes
just as it is raining , just as bombs
are falling,  just as atoms

burst like a sneeze in a city park
and enter the dark
as if  it were the waiting ark.

You open your hand and blow
the dust. You pick and throw
the stone. You make the round  O

of  your mouth perfect as light
and the tree bends and stands upright
in the stolid night.

Source: Poetry (February 2008)

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