There is an ironic, mystical dimension to the line "In the mountains, there you feel free" -- quite at variance with what it would mean to Marie -- which could not have been lost upon the poet. In the past, saints and sages often retired to the mountains/forests in search of spiritual salvation.
In 'Ash-Wednesday', the poet speaks of a different life "between the rocks":
Will the veiled sister between the slender
Yew trees pray for those who offend her
And are terrified and cannot surrender
And affirm before the world and deny between the rocks
In the last desert before the last blue rocks
The desert in the garden the garden in the desert
Of drouth, spitting from the mouth the withered apple-seed.
This is the time of tension between dying and birth
The place of solitude where three dreams cross
Between blue rocks
--- On Mon, 3/30/09, Rickard A. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: