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Palm Tree, poem by Rabindranath Tagore

If only it had wings. What a beautiful line.

Silver Birch Press

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PALM TREE (Excerpt)
by Rabindranath Tagore

Palm tree, single-legged giant,
topping other trees,
peering at the firmament –
It longs to pierce the black cloud-celing
and fly away, away,
if only it had wings.

Photo: Chris Palmer

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

11 responses »

  1. Fabulous post.I read Tagore in college ,a genuine thinker searching for existence secrets,.My regards.jalal

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  2. What a nice poem-and great imagination! beebee

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  3. Catherine Johnson

    Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh, yes! Hauntingly beautiful.

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  6. Where do you find the summry of the poem

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