Monday, December 04, 2006


Marker trees maybe used by indians to find their way through the forest. They don't point in a particular compass direction, but rather may indicate the way to an encampment or shelter. These are in central Missouri US , but apparently are evident in Canada as gleaned from the following:

"Those who went ahead
of us in the forest
bent the early trees
so that they grew to signals;

the trail was not among the trees but
the trees

and there are some who have dreams
of birds flying in the shapes
of letters; the sky's
and dream also
the significance of numbers (count
petals of certain flowers)"

Excerped from "Paths and Thingscape" by Margaret Atwood (a Canadian author)