Beauty in the Branches

“The branches turn abruptly back on themselves like the rune named yew, the rune for death. I want to ask their twisted forms “Does it hurt so much, coming out of the ground?” I lean on a trunk. The pitchy berries are dull red, the flat needles still. Then starlight.”
– Kim Stafford, “Pine, Fir, Cedar, Yew,” from Having Everything Right: Essays of Place

Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to Power.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

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