As in: “It happened I couldn’t find in all my books
more than a picture and a few words concerning
so I shut my eyes,
And let the darkness come in
and roll me back.
The old creek
began to sing in my ears
as it rolled along, like the hair of spring,
and the young girl I used to be
heard it also,
as she came swinging into the woods,
truant from everything as usual
except the clear globe of the day, and its
beautiful details.” (Oliver, 2004, p.12).
For definitions of truant, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.