The reason why I can relate this poem to the "The Myriad Leaves of Words" chapter is because of the co-dependence between humanity and nature. The naturalistic elements within this poem are tied together with the actions of the author. It's a beautiful mutualistic relationship. Without humanity, the sun would have no one to shine on. Without the sun, the author would have not a lot to look forward to.
So I kind of understood indirection to be sort of metaphorical speak or a way of writing a poem in which emotions are understood but not explicitly stated. I chose this poem because it seems to be using phrases like "When the city is rotting" and "Feathered language / Heavy as freedom" to convey emotion without explicitly stating what that emotion is.