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Quotation by Henry Abbey
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"What Do We Plant?"
gardens and gardening
What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship that will cross the sea,
We plant the mast to carry the sails,
We plant the planks to withstand the gales—
The keel, the keelson, and beam and knee—
We plant the ship when we plant the tree.
Henry Abbey (1842–1911), U.S. poet. "What Do We Plant?"
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