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We Want To Live Like Trees


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No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees, Sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air, dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding, our animal passion rooted in the city.

-Adrienne Rich from her book, The Dream Of A Common Language

  • What thoughts come to you when you read the above quote?
  • Turn to your journal or notebook and capture your thoughts.
  • Choose a line or a few of the words¬†from the poem¬†and use as a writing prompt
  • If you lived like a tree … “How would your life be different to how it is now?”
  • Right now in your life -“What would you like to be blazing through the air with …?”


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