The tree in the forest

Edith Södergran: The September Lyre

There once grew a tree in the forest –

beautiful and mighty –

I have seen it…

It rose over the mists of the ravine towards the lonesome pinnacles of the Earth in lonesome glory.

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Now I hear that lightning has hit it…

What can be done

about lightning strikes and devastating thunder?

I saw this tree in the forest

and will remember it

as long as the foundation of the song lasts.