“Why would I want to go anywhere? I’m already here.” The late Vermont poet David Budbill uses that quote from horticulturalist Lewis Hill to introduce his poem, “Reply to My Peripatetic Friends,” included in the anthology, “Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry.”

“I go to the waterfall / and listen to the water fall,” Budbill writes. “I sit on a rock / and stare at the sky. / I watch my self disappear / into the world around me”

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