Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ginko Biloba

This tree's leaf that from the East
To my garden's been intrusted
Holds a secret sense, and grist
To a man intent on knowledge.

Is it one, this thing alive,
By and in itself divided,
Or two beings who connive
That as one the world shall see them?

Fitly now I can reveal
What the pondered question taught me;
In my songs do you not feel
That at once I'm one and double?

Johann Wofgang von Goethe

No comments:

Post a Comment