The internet is so cool sometimes.
bfx: say more. Why did this interest you? What is it about the author's getting or being lost that caught your attention?
Remember the first line of Dante's Inferno
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.
Having lost the pathway, the poet says, "I found myself within the forest dark."
I've also always liked this poem:
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
-- David Wagoner