I recently wrote some poetry. The poems are on the darker side and right now I think something more positive is needed. The gloom I felt in that moment will be shared later– maybe. They were written in the darkness of a power outage while I was snowbound, sick, and the news grew increasingly bad by the hour. So, here’s two poems I wrote while sitting in the forest just a few weeks before.
The forest is silent…
Not a woodpecker within its boundaries
But their past work is on display.
Broken trees still stand proudly reaching for the sky
Filled with abstract holes creating a stunning design
All from the bird’s simple search for bugs.
Some of their creations are arranged on the ground
Where the carpenter ant’s creativity takes over.
It is a limited forest engagement, though
The artwork will disappear into the landscape
Only to become part of another tree and concept
The woodpeckers will start all over again
One peck at a time, hunger pours into beauty.
I find peace here deep in the forest
Away from modern conveniences.
Sitting on a hard-cold bench
That’s long lost its visual appeal
I don’t mind; it’s my special place
Where I find heart amongst the beauty.
Its intelligence is more than a feeling
From the long-standing cedars, pine, and firs
Knowing wonder in the design of a pinecone.
I deeply breathe in health…
Releasing all the anger, frustration and worries
As the gentle winds caress my soul.
I know from the alertness of my dog
Others join in the moment, safely hidden
Deer, bears, raccoons, foxes, and rats.
They leave a bit of their presence
A welcome gift to me that I accept.
We all share this place…
A place we can be free under the sun
As it filters down into a healing
I’m grateful for my moment of peace.
My blogs in April will be all reviews since I’ve done a lot of reading this month. I’m taking off one Sunday for Easter. There will be special edition blogs to watch for.
Sorry I’ve been quiet on social media. I was processing what’s going on in our world, and focusing on family.
Embrace your inner child by reading a good book. Stay safe! D. L. Finn