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Poets Unlimited

To Be Taken

Image Credit — David G. Paul

There’s a way of being

in the woods,

a way of walking

on the earth.

Have you seen how

the light slants in

on the summer aspen?

falling first to the leaf

and the silken branch,

and the columbine

how it spends itself

on the shimmering water ?

then lies to rest

with the rocks and the grass

and rises through the stems of the grass.

Sometimes, in the woods,

this light will take you.

I know.