Poem introduction

This poem had its genesis in an event in Africa where I went to a cave where there were approximately 10 million bats. And I tried to write a poem about them and finally it came to fruition during a drought in another part of the world, in France when one morning I woke up and looked out and the trees - the raindrops were still glittering from a night storm on the leaves. And the two things came together. And the poem grew out of that.

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