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,
permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It
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.
branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You
must let it find you.
~ David Wagoner ~
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