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              The Pine Tree Speaks—

High rooted above beasts and men,
I speak: none answers me again.

Too lonely and too proud my state:
I wait: what is that I wait?

Too near me hangs the cloudy vault:
I wait the lightnings first assault.

MLA citation:

Nietzsche, Friedrich. “Pinie und Blitz,” translated and illustrated by Eric Maclagan. The Green Sheaf, No. 12, 1904, p. 2. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2022.