Winter Woods


As I walked in the winter woods

Amongst a chorus of white pines

Singing their benediction to the moon

In a silence as deep as the sea


Long dead leaves made no protest

The elderly tipped in grey frost

Held no thought, this passage of time

Their progeny buried in their decay


The gentle sigh of a north wind

Pushed the world to sleep

And a hush fell like a lullaby

Mother Earth bid her rest


My soul seeped into the loam

Melting into everything

I was both lost and found

As I walked in the winter woods


20 Responses to “Winter Woods”
  1. Beautiful in word, tone and visual!

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Lovely poem my friend! Today is “Noche Buena” for us here in Spain, it’s the night we celebrate, so I am off to eat and drink with good friends and family (no more than six by law and we must be back home by 00:00 hours, which is our curfew) but we will do as most other Europeans do, and eat early. πŸ™‚ Have a very Happy Christmas with your family and loved ones and we will be back on WP after the weekend! All the best my friend,

  3. Oh, how beautiful you describe the union of a soul with the nature. Splendid poem. Merry Christmas πŸŽπŸŽ„

  4. beth says:

    what a beautiful way to have us walk right along with you, in your words

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I like the phrase “I was both lost and found”- I’ve had that feeling…

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a masterpiece of the blending of our being with the gift of nature that God blessed us with, so blessed we are. Thank you Brad this is stunningly visual and I feel like I am there too. Love you my friend. Merry Christmas be safe and blessed. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸŒ²Jonikins

  7. kristianw84 says:

    You have captured that feeling of being one with nature. There’s nothing quite like a walk through the winter forest, when the earth is so still, one can hear the snow fall. Beautiful!! 😍😍 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Winter woods, it’s a read that can provide solace to a distressed soul. You take the reader to visually fascinating and serene journey of our beautiful nature. Another of your poetries in my best list. πŸ‘ŒπŸ™‚

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