William Stafford

(January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993 / Kansas)

William Stafford Quotes

    Returned To Say

    When I face north a lost Cree
    on some new shore puts a moccasin down,
    rock in the light and noon for seeing,
    he in a hurry and I beside him

    It will be a long trip; he will be a new chief;
    we have drunk new water from an unnamed stream;
    under little dark trees he is to find a path
    we both must travel because we have met.

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