“Since winter ended for this tree, new leaves
Filled all the branches, grew, could not restrain
Themselves from coming. They will wilt and drop,
Be nothing, but for summer they show green.” —American poet Edith Shiffert (1916-2017), “The Summer Tree,” Christian Science Monitor, 1968, quoted in Margolit Fox, “Edith Shiffert, 101, a Poet Inspired by Japan,” The New York Times, June 15, 2017
I took this photo three years ago in Central Park, in the East 80s.