ANDREW BLAKEMORE

(01/01/1966 / BIRMINGHAM)

In The Shade Of The Green Wood


In the shade of the green wood
The holly does grow,
While in soft rays of sunlight
The wild roses glow,
And I smell their sweet perfume
That gently floats by,
Past trees strong and mighty
That reach to the sky,
The pathway of gold autumn
Leaves still remain,
As I walk through the green wood again.

In the shade of the green wood
This bright sunny morn,
That's so cool in the shadows
A new day is born,
All the birds in the treetops
Are singing for me,
Sweet songs of the summer
Which fill me with glee,
And know from its beauty
I never shall part,
For the green wood does live in my heart.

In the shade of the green wood
A soft gentle breeze,
Now caresses the branches
And whispers through trees,
A sound reassuring
Shall carry me to,
All the scenes that exist
In each marvellous view,
It's here that my spirit
Shall always now stay,
And the green wood is guiding my way.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Edited: Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/11/2008 2:17:00 PM)

    That sounds like a lovely place to be Andrew,

    Well done again with this one

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (3/10/2008 5:21:00 PM)

    WOW! This is superb, such a fine write and a treat to peruse. This is going to my favourites list that's for sure.
    Loved it very much.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Thad Wilk (1/23/2008 2:44:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem Andrew! The Green Wood now lives in our hearts thanks to your poetry!
    Thank you for sharing! !
    Friend Thad (Report) Reply

  • Tiffanie Lau (1/23/2008 3:52:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem! Feels like a happier version of Edgar Allan Poe's The Lake. thanks for the poem, keep penning =) or rather, typing. (Report) Reply

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