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Dreaming of flying away

Palm-tree: single-legged giant, 

topping other trees, 

peering at the firmament – 

It longs to pierce the black cloud-ceiling 

and fly away, away, …

– from Palm Tree by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941, winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913)

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Towering over the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens, London, February 2016

Zanzibar, February 2017

 


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 27 July 2021

Posted as part of Becky’s TreeSquare

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