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Landing under Water, I See Roots

Landing under Water, I See Roots —for Rita Dove

All the things we hide in water,
hoping we won’t see them go—
(forests fallen under water,
press against the ones we know)—
and they might have gone on growing
and they might now breathe above
everything I speak of sowing
(everything I try to love).

Annie Finch
first published in Partisan Review, vol. LXVI, no. 2,
Spring 1999
also from Calendars

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