If a tree falls in the wood,
and no one’s there to hear,
does it really make a sound?–
The question’s more or less profound.

But fall it does–
though not one human
body knows.

And, either way, it’s just as good,
to the nearest person with an ear.

But, if we’d go and ask the tree,
I think the tree would say
“It would make all the difference,
to me.”

Or, if not so,
‘Twould tell us it at least could say
this very dreary happenstance
had wrecked that poor tree’s day.

And, I’ll guess you can agree,
at least that much is clear.

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