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Spring Oak

by Galway Kinnell

Above the quiet valley and unrippled lake
While woodchucks burrowed new holes, and birds sang, 
And radicles began downward and shoots
Committed themselves to the spring
And entered with tiny industrious earthquakes,
A dry-rooted , winter twisted oak
Revealed itself slowly. And one morning
While the valley underneath was still sleeping
It shook itself and it was all green.
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