a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky

“The tree is
more than
first a seed,
then a stem,
then a living trunk,
and then dead timber. 

The tree is a slow,
enduring force
straining to win the sky.”

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
The Wisdom of the Sands,
translated from French by Stuart Gilbert

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