Saturday, May 16, 2015

IN THE BRACKEN


[from pinterest.com posted by stylepantry.com]



If ever you would speak with any tree,
come walking in the forest here with me.
I'll show you the wild mushroom  and the root,
but where the ancients gather, set no boot.

If you would speak with nature spirits wild,
you must maintain the heartbeat of a child,
learn riversong and mountain chasm deep.
You must commune with angels in your sleep.

As you step lightly on the pungent moss,
and feel the leaves the winter wind doth toss,
let your spirit fly away among the trees.
It will return upon the morrow's  breeze.

I go into the forest dark and deep,
every night after I fall asleep,
become a woodland guardian, reborn
I do not want to leave when it is morn.

Last night my spirit fought as a black wolf,
against four brown wolves on the forest floor,
This told me that a battle lies before,
my spirit having  recognized its door.

Come with me. I will show you secret groves,
moss-hung and ancient in this stand of pine.
Deep in the bracken, where the  hoarfrost glows,
the Old Ones are singing Home this heart of mine.


a poem from December 2012, posted for the Poetry Pantry   Happy Sunday, friends.







34 comments:

  1. This is just lovely! A gorgeous fairy tale in rhyme.

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  2. You have really captured the feeling of what it is like in the dark woods! I could definitely picture you as a woodland guardian, Sherry. I am sure you know the secret places of the forest.

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  3. I can just see an animated movie to complement your words.

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  4. So often, you write poems I would choose for 'I Wish I'd Written This' if it wasn't that that audience will probably have already seen them here. This is another, my new favourite of yours.

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  5. This one is for the tree and R. Frost lovers and the lovers of the human kinds to show them the path of the Eden...I couldn't pick my favorite line then I would have to quote the whole poem...What a treat Sherry!!

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  6. The forest seem to come alive with your words, I feel the softness of the moss. This was such an inspired write,

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  7. So beautiful and such peace it has.

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  8. There is nothing quite like being in the forest where the wild ones are going about their business and what joy for them to notice you and merely continue with what they were doing as they sensed you meant no harm. Mind you I can't vouch for the crocodiles in northern Australia!

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  9. Deep in the bracken, where the hoarfrost glows... this has to be the enchanted forest!

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  10. That hearbeat of a child phrase is so true. No matter how old we are, once we enter the forest or any place of curious interest, we should have that curiosity of a child. Happy week ahead Sherry.

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  11. We are packing our bag and heading towards you (although we won't need a bag says Alice)...everything we need is in that forest and kept safe in the hands of our special guide

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  12. You have captured the essence of the dark woods quite spectacularly :D felt the vibe!
    Beautifully penned..!

    Lots of love
    Sanaa

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  13. I could feel the journey and I do like to speak with trees. I just want to open that door and enter the gateway to possibility. I had a dream about a wolf a couple of nights ago.

    PS I think it would be fun to walk in the forest with you. I wonder what we would "see"

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  14. Sherry this is magical...drawing me in to secrets places with wishes, dreams, history and great spirit...just lovely!

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  15. I love your spirit goes to forest at night...so magical and 'become woodland guardian' ...wow

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  16. i read this saying this is so very Sherry, then when i got to the end i read the repost not so i said to myself oh that's why, i must have read it before, enjoyed this again
    Have a lovely Sunday

    much love...

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  17. I would love to follow your call into the bracken and stay the night to commune and read the signs of life. I am not quite the pure child mind needed, but mayhaps can get there before I die.

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  18. Oh, man, just when I think I've read your best you pull the rug from under me with this one.

    I would go with you.

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  19. I like this very much. I would love you to be my guide on a forest walk.

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  20. The heart of the woods always calls its own.

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  21. You surely find the magic of the forest wild woman.. A battle to come, I am sure. I was telling someone yesterday how I would love to find some undiscovered country and be the first to walk there.

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  22. so magical, Sherry! one of your best.

    have a lovely week!

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  23. There's so much in the forest that jive with your words Sherry! Wonderfully smooth lines!

    Hank

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  24. True!! Enchanting...mystical...are the depths of the forest. A beautiful poem, Sherry! !

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  25. wow, just love the cadence in the poem. a real pleasure to read. :)

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  26. One of your best!!! I loved it!

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  27. Beautifully vivid. If ever I get a chance to go there, I would be very reluctant to come back. :)

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  28. I can see your spirit fighting the fair and valiant fight. Black Wolf, indeed!

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  29. Sherry, thank you for sharing this one. It is beautiful and magical. I'd love to walk in the woods (safe that is) in the wee hours of the morn to where a special place I've created in the daytime hours rests among the foot of an overgrown, ancient tree. very entertaining and love the aesthetics within the words. beautiful.

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  30. Just reading this makes me happy. Joy and appreciation for all things natural stream through every line, Sherry. Lovely.

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  31. I like the idea of speaking with trees and wild nature spirits...you make it sounds so lovely :-)

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