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“Clamped to the log by the current…”

Reed College, February 14, 1956

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This poem was edited from the final version of Myths & Texts. Not published until 1986 in Left Out in the Rain, titled “Fording the Flooded Goldie River.” No variations between this and the published version. The Goldie River is a tributary of the Elwha, deep in the Olympic Wilderness.

Introductory Remarks to “Changes”
“Squat in swamp shadows…”
“Moonlight in the pasture…”
“This morning, 31 July Crater Mountain 1952”
“Clamped to the log by the current…”
“A skin-bound bundle of clutchings…” 

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