Is it a table being born? Or just a tree that’s dying?

“A man is made
Of flesh and blood
Of eyes and bones and water.
The very same things make his son
As those that make
His daughter.

A tree is made
Of leaf and sap,
Of bark and fruit and berries.
It keeps a bird’s nest
In its boughs
And blackbirds eat the cherries.

A table’s made
Of naked wood
Planted smooth as milk. I wonder
If tables ever dream of sun,
Of wind, and rain, and thunder?
And when man takes
His axe and strikes
And sets the sawdust flying –
Is it a table being born?
Or just a tree that’s dying?”.

P. Ganeshan, cyt. za L. i J. Soars “New Headway Intermediate”

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Climb every mountain

“Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live”.

z filmu “Dźwięki muzyki”

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