A Meeting of Minds with Henry David Thoreau

Andrew Motion

When I arrived in that new country for the first time
I came by boat,
by canoe in fact and completely alone,
so the pines and conifers stepping down to the river,
some with their roots as pink as pigs’ tails
in the dark current swirling around them regardless,
were my only company.


Casta
Chasing Wolves in the American West