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Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone ...  On the way to Sumela Monastery, Trabzon
14-AUG-2002

Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone ... On the way to Sumela Monastery, Trabzon

Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone

Roots and leaves themselves alone are these,
Scents brought to men and women from the wild woods and pond-side,
Breast-sorrel and pinks of love, fingers that wind around tighter
than vines,
Gushes from the throats of birds hid in the foliage of trees as the
sun is risen,
Breezes of land and love set from living shores to you on the living
sea, to you O sailors!
Frost-mellow'd berries and Third-month twigs offer'd fresh to young
persons wandering out in the fields when the winter breaks up,
Love-buds put before you and within you whoever you are,
Buds to be unfolded on the old terms,
If you bring the warmth of the sun to them they will open and bring
form, color, perfume, to you,
If you become the aliment and the wet they will become flowers,
fruits, tall branches and trees.

By Walt Whitman

Olympus Brio D-230
1/80s f/2.8 at 5.5mm iso100 full exif

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