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31 May 2014

Branch and book

There is more truth and beauty
from a single branch
from a single tree
in my garden
than from any book
from my library.

For the books
in my library
are the byproducts,
the dried, withered corpses
of the murdered brothers
of my trees.

The only thing immortal
on the book page
is the idea,
which exists outside
the book, in
the land of eternity.

The idea and the tree branch.
The former is eternal
intellectual beauty
while the latter
is the eternal
beauty of existence.

R. R. Shea

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