Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,806 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

The Forest Book - Poem by Leslie Philibert

An index of first growth,
bound in curled leaf,
a glossary of shadow,

over the deep crunched floor
of cone and splinter, of spruce.
Coda; the glass

of silence is often broken,
lost words seek
the brown narrative of winter,

the best time
to read the trees, the text

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Blank Verse

Comments about The Forest Book by Leslie Philibert

  • (1/24/2016 11:10:00 AM)

    'The glass of silence is often broken', very apt description of a forest when suddenly a bird will sing, or the wind rustles the trees, really loved this imagery, it immediately touched my mind's memory. Have spent many hours camping in forests. Beautiful picture of it! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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