For one moment, our eyes met,
equally astonished. Fear shone
from Yours, and I knew then
that You are nothing like what
they told me, I knew that You
are wild and wary and nameless,
that Your heart trembles
at our approach, that You live
in our pity and love,
I knew that I will never
know You. You gathered courage
and leapt, white flanks
flashing. You vanished
into the dark forest
where I could not follow,
where I longed to follow.