What are the forces of renewal?
Only the source of life can tell us--
-- only the living wilderness, where
Man treads light and silent as any other
-- where duck and hawk belong to the
same sky, and the shrill music of coyotes to the rims of moonlight
-- where metamorphosis more strange
than dreams call from the tadpole legs and from the dark worm
in the chrysalis bright wings
-- where across oceans and hemispheres
bird, fish and beast follow paths older than the continents.
Are these mysteries we may penetrate or miracles we may only
The wilderness holds answers to
more questions than we yet know how to ask.