Friday, May 27, 2011

Poetry Friday: Forest Walk

School is not over until the end of June but last night we opened our calendar to the July and August pages to pen in our summer plans.

I can almost taste the fresh watermelon and icy lemonade we'll enjoy on shaded porches. I'm dreaming of our Lake Huron adventures and our long forest walks at Lemoine's Point.

But I have to wait. For now, "Forest Walk" by Kristine O'Connell George is bringing me one step closer to summer.


Forest Walk
by Kristine O'Connell George

I'm practicing my
       I-belong-here
       no-twig-snap
       no-leaf-rustle
       no-branch-crack
       see-all, know-all
       float-like-fog ...

Read the full poem here.

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3 comments:

  1. Ouch. A month to go before you're out of school? That hurts!

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  2. I love the silence of forest walks, and also the wonderful fragrance of pines and other things growing. Thanks for this poem and the photo that capture the mood, Sheri.

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  3. Ha! Thanks for the sympathy, Mary Lee. My teacher-husband and teen daughter have a few weeks to go. But they don't return to school again until the beginning of September.

    Thanks, Toby. Yes, the silence and gentle sounds are what it's all about for me too!

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