A Forest Walk

Rating: 4.6
As I traipse through
a pine forest,
I inhale sharply
the resinous scent of sap.
I feel my feet sink slightly
into the pine needles
which carpet the forest floor
in a rug of burnt orange.
As I walk slowly
the sun peeks through
the branches overhead.
The slanting rays of light
filtering through
to shine upon my
upturned face.
Branches creak and twigs snap
as the squirrels chase each other
in a game of 'catch me if you can'
High above in the treetops,
birds chitter and chatter excitedly
as an owl hoots in the distance.
I stop.
I close my eyes and breathe deep.
Taking in all of the peacefulness.
All of the beauty and wonder
of Mother Nature.
As all of my senses are blissfully fulfilled.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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COMMENTS
Kumarmani Mahakul 02 April 2019
Brilliant memory of forest walk is interestingly treasured and expressed in this interesting poem. Thank you very much for sharing this.10
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Bri Edwards 13 February 2019
i plan to include this in my March 2019 showcase of PH poems, to be found in my PH list of poems. thanks. i left another comment 'some time ago'. bri (:
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Bri Edwards 09 July 2017
maybe i could join you on your next Nature walk? ? ? sounds like my kind of enjoyment! nicely done. to MyPoemList. bri :)
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Dutendra Chamling 23 December 2015
Colleen Courtney! Beautiful poem.
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Kim Barney 27 February 2015
Marvelous! There's nothing better than a walk through a pine forest where it's cool and quiet except for the squirrels and the birds. I love it. A ten.
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Geraldine Kelly 09 August 2014
Nice visual for the reader. Lovely!
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Chris Zachariou 10 July 2014
Lovely gentle words to sooth the soul. Well done Courtney.
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You have nicely came across the song of the forest with enchanting heart.This heavenly walk should may time and again in your life.S.K.Tripathy, Odisha, India
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Robert Melliard 16 June 2014
By the way, in my last comment I forgot to mention that you might find it interesting to read a poem about forests which I wrote. I can't remember if it's called Forests In Asturias or Asturian Forests, but I think that if you have a moment to read it you may notice that it contains a similar appreciation of the environment to your own.
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Robert Melliard 16 June 2014
You clearly have a marvellous gift for appreciating the beauty of nature, which can be just as wonderful as any film or opera but free of course. This poem puts the picture, sounds, sensations and scents of the forest simply and clearly across for anyone to enjoy. When you can have such fun as this I find it hard to think you're the same person who wrote a poem about feeling very depressed! Hopefully the latter was just a temporary mood and you can always return to nature for solace.
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