What are some of the main themes in Dereck Walcott's "To Return To The Trees"? Thanks

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In "To Return to the Trees," Walcott reflects on the process of ageing, death, and man's connection with nature. These are the main themes in the poem.

The speaker, in the third stanza, wonders what it will be like "to decline like. . .this burly oak." In the fifth stanza, he imagines himself, fondly, as an old "gnarled poet, bearded with the whirlwind," but he wonders too, in stanza four, whether he really is looking forward to old age, or whether he is "lying / like this felled almond." In the seventh stanza, the speaker says that "gray has...

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