A life could be renewed:
The land went on and on,
Clearing and planting called:
My own kind would have thought,
Sometimes, Freshness is all.

But wilderness. The stone
No foot had ever warmed;
Everyone on his own:
No roots to lead the heart
To its society—

The cobblestones of love
And mind, cloisters and knights
Of mercy’s justice. Here,
My kin read one stone book
Against the wilderness;

And tracked the witches born
Of that. We need the words
The heart can draw from roots;
Across this sea they live
And write that high romance.