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Woodland Song …..

A Woodland Song
Nigel Borrington 2020

I sense suspense and peacefulness
where light and shadows loll,
it’s there my mindful heedlessness
now frees my soul to stroll.

A forest path empowers strength
that worldly cares conceal —
then demonstrates, beyond arm’s length,
a living scene surreal.

The way the arms of trees reach out
to all that share its space;
the way they wave their leaves about
and breathe wood scents I trace.

The little birds slip ‘tween the leaves
of understories, green —
where tiny fruits and bloomers tease
with scents that go unseen.

A red-tailed hawk, perched high in pine,
alerts with high-pitched call,
while restless ravens realign
in rowdy free-for-all!

There’s more that linger here unheard
that know I’m passing through;
their many eyes watch undeterred
‘til I am out of view —

I feel their spirit walk with me
and feel a sense I’m blessed;
all offer sense of reverie
and nature at her best.

If solitude shares strength renewed
and natural for free,
I’m sure to find that interlude
promotes reality.

There is no question of just when
I’ll go again to find,
that perfect place that pulls me in
so, I can lose my mind —

The woodland song, like silent friend,
knows all I can’t resist,
and there’s no need to comprehend
its soulful kiss, when missed!

2020 Joy A Burki-Watson

3 responses

  1. I love the picture!!!

    October 16, 2020 at 5:24 pm

  2. lyonsroarforgod

    Nigel, do you have a calendar available with your amazing photography? If not, you should consider it. Absolutely beautiful.

    November 10, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    • HI,

      I don’t have no but each year I keep thinking of doing so and it’s always almost too late, like now in December already!

      I enjoy the picture-making process so much that I forget to stop sometimes and try to make something of all these images I already have on my disks!

      Thankyou as you have reminded me to allocate some time each day to organize and create a set of work for annual events so that I am all ready to go as the year moves on 🙂

      December 3, 2020 at 3:51 pm

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