Inspired by David Wagoner’s poem, Lost, Raven is the first piece in my new Lost Collection. This Collection is in recognition and appreciation of being given the gift of life, the power of living in-the-moment and the magic that transpires within.
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.
From Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems. Copyright Protected 1999 by David Wagoner — used with permission of the University of Illinois Press
David Wagoner biography: www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/david-wagoner
Size: 13.5″ x 20″
Medium: Pastel on paper
Status: Available for sale
Please contact Karen if you are interested in viewing or purchasing Raven.
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