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Tree Meditation and Others
The poems are descriptive meditations rather than meditative descrip-
tions -- I mean that they are fi rst and last about subjects, not objects, de-
spite what may be appearance to the contrary. They arose usually when
I had some time to myself, which perhaps gives them their pre- or post-
social character, and they are put as plainly as I could manage.
The voices in "The Green Cape" come from an article about New
York City in Look magazine (April 1, 1969), by Gerald Astor.