“The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.”
Helen and I went for a walk along the seawall
Where we saw some of the birds we often
see there the Cormorant and the Song Sparrow.
But you are never far from the forest
and the mythagos it shelters.
Then evening and ships on the bay.
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a moremystical concept of animals. In a world older and
more complete than ours they move finished and complete,
gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never
attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are
not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations,
caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
The Outermost House