Raymond Galle's work strives to make the link between the tree and the paper: "The poem comes from afar; it comes from the tree, which contains everything it takes to write it, everything it takes to read it, because the tree knows how to read and write. It knows the vowels of the words contained in the saliva of the wood, and also the consonants to which the sounds cling. The poem comes from afar, comes from the tree where it is encased in wood fibre, comes from the forest where the trees argue about whether the moment to write has come. For it is the tree that dictates the poem to the paper, and it is the forest that instructs it. Understand that the poem is in the tree before being on paper: the poem is the tree, it is the tree!"