HOW I GO TO THE WOODS
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single
friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore
I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the
Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. I can sit
on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of
until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost
unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much.
—poem from Swan: Poems and Prose Poems, here
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