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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” [“The Pine Tree Speaks”], The Green Sheaf vol. 12, 1904, p. 2. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2021. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021.