Enchanted Forest

Avoiding the bleak gray was my day’s will,
So I went on a journey through rain to find a great hill;
Whilst on the road I saw a hawk in cloudy sky
And drove to the spot where I saw it dive.

Not a few steps and I was caked thick with muck,
But ‘twas for adventure I came, so I was in luck.
Hiking up steep I could see the buckeye tree’s peak
And from there I knew the mountain would speak.

Round twisted branches and sharp crags began descent
to a limbed cave so gnarly – this enchanted forest I went.
Beyond the squat oaks was a misted, foggy view,
From this new perspective all my troubles went askew.

And once back to safety I was met with a grin;
I realized there was no greater my day could have been.

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About gnarlyoak

"Nestled sporadically over great and endless knolls, devoid of life during dry summer months, the oak trees of Los Altos Hills – so numerous around my home – speak to me in an unheard language. Like any person I am the sum of my successes and failures but unlike the masses I have heard the language of the oaks – I found meaning in their forgotten voice." - Song of the Oak
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8 Responses to Enchanted Forest

  1. ro11it says:

    great poem. very vivid description, i can picture it very clearly in my head. i can relate to it.

  2. This reminds me of the many days I’ve spent in our place in the province (minus the mist). Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    ~Leah
    (http://simplesplendidthings.wordpress.com/)

  3. Shashi says:

    Dear Gnarly Oak

    Perfect detour.. and I am glad that you enjoyed it. I enjoyed my trek with you… and your words..
    Thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  4. Jingle says:

    awesome entry.
    Thanks for sharing with potluck…
    claim award/treats via #160 week 1o.
    have a fun day.

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