Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I Need Trees

By Edward Nudelman

I need their birds
and dampened bark.
I need their loud swift
jingling and I need
their rare composure
over this moving
raucous house. I need
every angle triangulated,
every lean and turn
fully integrated.
My stilted speech
wavers hallelujahs
among their branches

This poem previously appeared in the Israeli newspaper Haeretz. 

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