Homeland Author:Hal Borland For some years, Mr. Borland has been writing quarterly articles for The Progressive, and here has assembled in chronological order twenty of these essays, each one treating a season of the year, the sequence covering the years 1964-1968. As always, Hal Borland makes us smell the woodsmoke in Autumn, feel the snow in January, taste the sap in th... more »e buckets in early spring, glory in the perfection of a summer dawn, and hear with a felling of mystery the honking of the wild geese in migration or the barking of a fox at midnight.
When Hal Borland talks of the land he loves, the green-growing things that spring from it, we don't think in such cold terms as "balance of nature" or "conservation." We know now why the old Navajos sing: "Beauty all around me, with it I return. Now on the trail of beauty, there I return."« less