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Becoming a Redwood by Dana Gioia
Unimaginable the redwoods on the far hill,
rooted for centuries, the living wood grown tall
and thickened with a hundred thousand days of light.
The old windmill creaks in perfect time
to the wind shaking the miles of pasture grass,
and the last farmhouse light goes off.
Something moves nearby. Coyotes hunt
these hills and packs of feral dogs.
But standing here at night accepts all that.
You are your own pale shadow in the quarter moon,
moving more slowly than the crippled stars,
part of the moonlight as the moonlight falls,
Part of the grass that answers the wind,
part of the midnight’s watchfulness that knows
there is no silence but when danger comes.
A graduate of Stanford Business School, Gioia claims to be “the only person, in history, who went to business school to be a poet.”
10 rules of writing (which apply to all creative work) from one of our greatest living writers:
They all boil down to: “Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.” – Neil Gaiman
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