A Walk in the Woods
Danish radio producer Rikke Houd takes a walk in the forest - a place to get lost in, and a place to find oneself too.
Our relationship to the forest is ancient and complex. Woodland offers protection but also harbours some of our deepest fears.
Danish radio producer Rikke Houd takes a walk in the forest, in the company of writers including Henry David Thoreau, Pablo Neruda, Dinah Hawken and the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, and discovers a place where we can both lose and find ourselves.
With music by Jussi Björling, the Polish composer and dendrophiliac Krzysztof Penderecki and the Swedish musician Victoria Bergsman, who performs as Taken By Trees.
Produced by Alan Hall
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.
Author: Dinah Hawken
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Title: Lost in the Forest
Author: Pablo Neruda
Title: The Clearing (from Truth Barriers)
Author: Tomas Tranströmer (trans. Robert Bly)
Publisher: Sierra Club Books