Thursday, May 14, 2015

LOST - Lynn Zimmer's thought of the day

By David Wagoner 1976

Stand still.  The trees ahead and the 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.

Lynn Zimmer
Executive Director
YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
216 Simcoe Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2H7

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