A Forest Walk Poem by Colleen Courtney

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.


There's your mirror. Millions of women have gone to the grave never seeing that reflection. Something about you scares me. If you realize anymore, you can never return. And I'm not sure any woman has made it that far for quite sometime. To me, this is the remedy for the glass ceiling notion, that once shattered, only tumbles down on those who haven't made it, doing far more harm than good. But this, I don't even think Jesus could grasp this. Only a woman. Our only hope.

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Mother nature always interested for human being to see, experience, and enjoy in its correct mood and inspiration as a child. It is very interesting and I have myself experienced the details in the poem when visited the forest sites of extremely wonderful nature and animals, snakes and also the most beautiful birds.Nice poem.

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Amitava Sur 31 May 2014

Right in the morning I was reading this poem, I was so amazed to walk through your poem as if truly I was deep inside the pine forest. It was so near the reality that I was totally stuck there. Very nice Colleen

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Tadasha Tripathy 12 June 2014

I close my eyes and breathe deep. Taking in all of the peacefulness I liked it very much.

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Roseann Shawiak 13 June 2014

Beautiful imagery, you completely fulfilled all my senses as I walked through your forest, feeling like a kid again, growing up in a forest when younger. It brought back all the wonderful memories I have of childhood, looking up at the tops of the pines, squinting because the sun was in my eyes. Gathering sticks to play with my dolls imagining all sorts of uses for them. So totally relaxing, soothing my senses with your words. Thank you Colleen, a very descriptive poem of nature. Thank you for sharing. Thank you also for all the comments you have given on many of my poems. I appreciate that you read me and hope you will continue to do so. I will read yours as I am able to. RoseAnn

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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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