Idleknot Farm
Cumberland, Maine
September 26, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Forest and You ---- featured poem - LOST...... by David Wagoner

LOST

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree of a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest know
Where you are. You must let it find you.

- David Wagoner


Hemlock Tree Branch - North Georgia - 2014 October 26


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