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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 4, December 2015

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David Smedley
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England


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We formed "The Alternative Lifestyle Company" in 1980, purchasing a V shaped plot of land that sat its point in a valley bottom and stretched its arms up to the surrounding cliffs. Our first bereaved family scattered their son's ashes beneath the roots of the first pine sapling we planted. 4,000 trees now, ramrod straight, regimented in serried ranks, a name carved into each one.

winter snow
each limb
bearing its weight

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