Winter Woods



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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

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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

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The gentle sigh of a north wind

Pushed the world to sleep

And a hush fell like a lullaby

Mother Earth bid her rest

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My soul seeped into the loam

Melting into everything

I was both lost and found

As I walked in the winter woods

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Comments
14 Responses to “Winter Woods”
  1. Loved this Brad, best of the nature poems I have read. Gave me an immediate sense of calmness and belonging. you are the best !

  2. beth says:

    both lost and found, perfect phrase

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I felt like I was reading Robert Frost! well done, Brad!

  4. Lost and found in the winter woods… conjures very interesting images. Beautiful!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    This is so, so beautiful. Everyone should take a walk in the snowy woods while they still have miles to go before they sleep. 😉❤

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautiful Brad. I love this stanza

    “The gentle sigh of a north wind
    Pushed the world to sleep
    And a hush fell like a lullaby
    Mother Earth bid her rest”

    I can lose myself in your lovely words. Sounds like a wonderful walk. Sending you my love Brad. Jonikins

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