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#78836 - 07/13/04 05:27 AM Summer Storm
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Take me deep into the forest green
After the passing of a raging summer's storm;
And there, set me down
Among things damp and still,
As the leaves once more begin to search and feel
For the clearing sky with it's subtle sounds.

To watch the slender trees
As they gently repair themselves,
And say their sorrows for theirs that fell,
Then breathe their sighs of sweet relief.
And there begin a repair in me,
There beneath these aching trees.

And when this mending has covered all grounds,
And about is spread an apron, washed as new,
Stained only by broken light and shadows few,
The play of an emerging sun and swaying boughs.
Let me lie there, watching, forever unable to move,
Us, the trees and I, writhing in the clearing sky as one.


#78837 - 07/13/04 11:54 AM Re: Summer Storm
Leonatomi Offline
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Registered: 07/10/04
Posts: 24
Loc: England
I did enjoy reading your poem. I wish I could turn my feelings into words like you do, it's a gift and your very good at it.

For me, it conjured up memories I had forgotten from my teenage years and maybe a bit before. When I felt sad and empty, I used to go to a local park on my own, find a place where no one was likely to go, and lie down in the peace and quiet trying to find my soul. The aroma of damp foliage mixed with the sun and tranquil setting, seemed to fill a void within me for a short time. After many hours lying there I would leave feeling more like a human being. If only I could capture that feeling and keep it, I would be a better person.

#78838 - 07/13/04 02:33 PM Re: Summer Storm
Ivanhoe Offline

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907

I've got to agree with the new guy, Leonatomi, you certainly can string 'em together.

And, Leonatomi, your de>
"No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence."
George Eliot

#78839 - 07/14/04 02:42 AM Re: Summer Storm
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 7821
Thanks for the kind words, guys. I enjoy writing about restoration, helps me to keep a positive outlook on this. Will post some others later.


#78840 - 07/14/04 10:39 AM Re: Summer Storm
Malidin41 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 140
Loc: Utah
Hello my friend, this is a great poem you have writen I did enjoy reading it and feeling the dampness of the forest. There have been many times through my healing where I have found myself walking with nature and just enjoying her soothing words of peace. She has definitly helped me through many trying times. Thank you for sharing this with us. Your friend malidin.

Mother of the kingdom of silence I have obeyed you long enough!!!


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