Beginners

How could we tire of hope
So much is in bud now?
We have only begun to imagine justice and mercy,
Only begun to envision how it might be to
Live as siblings.
We have only begun to know the power that is in us.
So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture.
So much is in bud.

Denise Levertov

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Arnold Arboretum, Boston Massachusetts

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