Rest In Peace Anne La Bastille.

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Thunder shaking the lake on an Adirondack day
Think I’ll head for the bookshelf of the Hard Times Cafe
Homemade hash an eggs and a hot cup of tea
An read about a woman who reminds me of me
I got a backpack and a coleman and a red swiss army knife
It barely scratches the surface of the Woods woman’s life
And if she knew me when I was four
We’d be best friends knocking on each other’s door
I’d get lost in the lush wilderness with Anne La Bastille
I think of Anne water sparkle on the lake
Sun sparkle through the leaves and the sounds the forests make
Silver strands of light woven through the rush
A cry of a wolf In a midnight hush
On my blow up mattress am I safe in my tent
A bear is running off with a loaf of my bread
And what I yearn to do now what I did when I was five
I’d be an indian pretending or an Adirondack Guide
I’d get lost in the lush wilderness Like Anna La Bastille
She wrote about the jungles got a Cornel PH.D
Her Thoreau in the wilderness drew much diversity
She’s a fierce eco-feminist A green vote for APA
Someone burnt down her barns in the eco-violence day
Pioneer work parties, West if the Wind
And saved these mountains from being a nuclear storage waste bin
What we should all do now is what we did when we were six
Have earth day every day as the earth is dirty and sick
And just slow down in the lush wilderness Like Anne La Bastille
I’m standing on the dock Its as if I’m in a spell
I see Anne and her dogs on this lake I won’t tell
Chugging up in her boat to maybe send out her mail
White braids blond against the blue sky pale
Quoted from the paper, “Cabin time went so fast”.
“A lot of solitude”, she said “We all need more of that”.
Thank You Anne you’ve taught me feisty is alright
I’ll be stronger and more careful and for this earth I will fight!
I’ll be more conscious and grateful Less needy more green
I just wish I read your books sooner So many years to redeem
So many years
Thunder shaking the lake on an Adirondack day
Think I'll head for the bookshelf of the hard times cafe
Homemade hash and eggs and a hot cup of tea
And read about a woman who reminds me of me.
(spoken) So What shall we do today Anne?
Moss Lake!
Ok lets go get lost.