Friday, October 17, 2008


Originally uploaded by mainemomma2007
"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 or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you."
-David Wagoner


jag said...

Wow - this is a beautiful post, words & image make a powerful duo! Tell you what, you can borrow my orange shoes if I can come walk in your forest! :-)


kristin said...


Anonymous said...

Glorious photo and poem.


leaca said...

beautiful shot and poem.