A benefit and bane of growing older: certain items of experience become yoked together, whether you want them to be or not. A happy example: whenever I read one of these poems, it reminds me of the other two.
Kayenta, Arizona, May 1977
I fall asleep to the sound of rain,
But there is no rain in the desert.
The leaves of the trader's little cottonwoods
Turn, turn in the wind.
Janet Lewis, The Selected Poems of Janet Lewis, edited by R. L. Barth (2000).
The Wind in the Tree
She has decided that she no longer loves me.
There is nothing to be done. I long ago
As a child thought the tree sighed 'Do I know
Whether my motion makes the wind that moves me?'
F. T. Prince, Poems (1938).
And, finally, the last stanza of "The Trees" by Philip Larkin:
Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.
High Windows (1974).