I hear the chatter of anxious birds. The wind and rain have shredded their nests. A sudden flight of wings fill wispy petals of clouds passing over.
beneath the tall pines I hear ย creaking branches stretch like old bones.
Needing to be heard, the brittle crunch of leaves beneath my feet make their sound.
A White tail deer watches from a grassy knoll, his majestic antlers in silhouette against the splintered rays of sunset. My breath is but a whisper in this sacred place that offers everything and asks for nothing.

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art by Lazada Philipine

123 thoughts on “forest song

  1. This reminds me of a favorite book I read when I was young, The Secret Garden. I love how the art and your beautiful words go so nicely together. โค I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holly. Hugs to you. โค

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    1. There is a movie based on the book as I recall. Thank you so much Michelle , I just returned from a cruise and my holiday was good. I hope yours was wonderful! Hugs back โค๏ธ

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      1. Hugs back to the writer of this luscious prose.
        Again I am inspired of you. Next year, when I do another Art Gowns Fashion Show, I want the theme to be Motorcycle Art Gowns. How cool would that be. Maybe Gi would draw some Chicklets in MC Gowns.
        So many ideas…. fringe, studs, straps… Gi’s hair super spiked!

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    1. Ah, thank you Marina. It is deserving . Iโ€™m sure Oanes could write an opus in honor of natureโ€™s beauty, he probably already has. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฅฐ

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      1. Holly, you write from the heart and that heart is pure gold.๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ”† Ah, yes…. but then I don’t think he’s left much un…hummed/whistled! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค๐Ÿ˜˜โค๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿฅฐโค๐Ÿ˜โค

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        1. Thatโ€™s so sweet and beautiful. Since we were talking about Oannes, (smiles) , I guess heโ€™s hummed most but always so exceptionally well. Heโ€™s amazingly gifted and so are you! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ’. Thank you dear Marina. And thank you to Oannes too for brightening the day with such beautiful music.

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          1. I will pass your lovely words to him… I’d call him a ‘compulsive hum/whistler’… just as well he’s so talented [I hope he doesn’t read this – he hates being praised!]. Thank you so much, my sweet friend… these mean so much – I hope you know!
            Meantime: Have a beautiful December!!!!! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒปโค๏ธ

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          2. Awwwwwww………. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—…. coming from such a talented girl…. โค๐Ÿงกโค๐Ÿงกโค๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  2. You are in my head ๐Ÿ˜ณ! This poem captures what my senses embrace when Iโ€™m out in my beloved nature. The last line is profound and sums up my lifelong relationship with nature. She provides all the sustenance of life and asks for and often receives nothing in return. A healthy stag in the forest light is a magical sign that deserves the reverence our ancestors gave such a moment as well as Lazadaโ€™s artful piece. Thank you for the sighs and happy thoughts, Rene.

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    1. Iโ€™m so glad you could relate to this but knowing your love of nature and how you would be as Mesmerized as I in such a magical place Iโ€™m not at all surprised. Thank you for joining me or was I joining you there in your lovely mind? Such s beautiful comment Dan, you always brighten my day. ๐Ÿฆ‹

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      1. I do think we are of one mind in the call of nature. You see and write the experience in a magical way. It’s the ambrosia of souls and reading you is like being there. (Except I don’t have to clean my trail shoes when I get back) ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

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  3. Cosรฌ belli questi tuoi pensieri che mi ricordano un piccolo libricino dello scrittore napoletano Erri De Luca intitolato Il peso della farfalla Ed รจ appunto una farfalla che a un certo momento si posa sulle corna maestose di un vecchio Cervo padrone della foresta.
    ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’š

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