The Shaw Nature Reserve southwest of St. Louis is a place where silence reigns, and good conversations can be had with poets.
Poets and Poems: Athena Kildegaard and “Course”
The poems of “Course” by Athena Kildegaard provide a kind of natural sanctuary, where one comes to watch and to listen to what the landscape has to say.
Wallace Stevens and Walking the Landscape
Landscape has been an inspiration to poets, including Wallace Stevens, who comes along for a hike near St. Louis to help find the poetry of the landscape.