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HAVE YOU EVER TRIED To ENTER The LONG BLACK BRANCHES
Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches
of other lives--
tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of
from the branches of the young locust trees, in
do you think this world is only an entertainment for you?
Never to enter the sea and notice how the water divides
with perfect courtesy, to let you in!
Never to lie down on the grass, as though you
were the grass!
Never to leap to the air as you open your wings
the dark acorn of your heart!
No wonder we hear, in your mournful voice, the
that something is missing from your life!
Who can open the door who does not reach for the
Who can travel the miles who does not put one
In front of the other, all attentive to what presents
Who will behold the inner chamber who has not
with admiration, even with rapture, the outer
Well, there is time left--
fields everywhere invite you into them.
And who will care, who will chide you if you
from wherever you are, to look for your soul?
Quickly, then, get up, put on your coat, leave your
To put one's foot into the door of the grass, which
The mystery, which is death as well as life, and
not be afraid!
To set one's foot in the door of death, and be
To sit down in front of the weeds, and imagine
G-d the ten fingered, sailing out of His house of
nodding this way and that way, to the flowers of