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Elegy beginning in the shade of Aunt Mary’s mulberry tree

A week before the woman whose tree

that golden dog was tied to died, I watched my

daughter trust its limbs. She sat still a long time

beyond reach of a buzzing that seemed to begin

on the walk Sc. grow louder near the front door.

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The poems in What Nature were not written on Walden Pond. They were not written because poetry can save the Earth. If they are a far cry from last century's nature poetry, it is because "nature" today is a far cry from sanctuary or retreat. These poems are not at ease and there is no place left to retreat. They are themselves far cries: urgent calls for rethinking our place on an imperiled planet.