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Poem "Ancient Language", by Hannah Stephenson

Always wonderful to read more poems that talk about breath! Here is this one:

Ancient Language

by Hannah Stephenson

If you stand at the edge of the forest

and stare into it

every tree at the edge will blow a little extra

oxygen toward you

It has been proven

Leaves have admitted it

The pines I have known

have been especially candid

One said

that all breath in this world

is roped together

that breathing is

the most ancient language

From Poetry of Presence, Grayson Books 2017

Learn more about Hannah Stephenson in her blog

trees susanaprana blog
California, July 2020

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