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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 taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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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