This beautiful poem, very much in the Five More Minutes With zeitgeist, was written by National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry nominee Jane Hirshfield.
It is foolish
to let a young redwood
grow next to a house.
Even in this
you will have to choose.
That great calm being,
this clutter of soup pots and books -
Already the first branch-tips brush at the window.
Softly, calmly, immensity taps at your life.