where the streams are born
Mist is the semen of the forest
where coolness is born
The Guaraní of the rain forest in Paraguay and Brazil say
that when the mist and the forest are gone, we will all be gone.
Vicuña, Cecilia. “Mist Is the Semen of the Mountains.” Unravelling Words & the Weaving of Water. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. Trans. Eliot Weinberger and Suzanne Jill Levine. Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 1992. p. 114.