Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Lost" by David Wagoner

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.


PixieDust said...


so very beautiful...


acaligurl said...

you have a lovely blog.
and i love when the music comes on as i read ;)

shelley said...


What a beautiful pic! Thank you for visiting my blog. Blogging keeps me sane! You have a great blog. Have a wonderful week.

OH MY #6 said...

love this.


My Castle in Spain said...

...and forgot to say , your new banner is FANTASTIC !!!

lots of sunshine to you - thanks for the poem and the beautiful picture...

Stacie said...

Love this....needed this


Wanderluster said...

You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for dropping by mine.

paris parfait said...

Lovely poem and photo to match! xo