Muir Woods

Thanks / and dedicated to Marcy Erb

Just received this postcard / photo from Marcy taken in the «Muir Woods» (© Mark Henderson), a forest just north of the Golden Gate Bridge – accompanied by a poem by Joseph B. Strauss, the bridge’s designer – called «The Redwoods»:

«… sink down. Oh, traveller, on your knees. God stands before you in these trees.»

Charles Bukowski – November 22nd 1982

Thanks and Hello to San Diego !

(English translation below)

6 comments on “Muir Woods
  1. I wanted to see you again for a long time,
    My old childhood friend,
    There were some things I wanted to tell you,
    And I knew you to understand.
    Even as a little girl I came to you with all children worries.
    I felt safe with you,
    And all sorrow flew away.
    When I wept in your arm,
    You stroke my hair with your green leaves, my old friend.

    My friend, the tree, is dead,
    He fell in the early dawn.

  2. VERY GOOD POEM BY BUKOWSKI. Don’t know what it has to do with Muir Woods. I’ve been there many times and it’s about 400 miles from Bukowski’s haunts in LA.

  3. „To make a prairie it takes a clover and a bee,
    one clover, and a bee,
    And revery.
    The revery alone will do,
    If bees are few.“

    Emily Dickinson

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