Barry Middleton

Woodland Heraldry - Poem by Barry Middleton

the forest words whispered
telling me to stop and listen

I spoke to the forest gods
I heard the song of the nymphs

each tree held a sacred hymn
the hollow beech was mystery

the ancient oak was wisdom
the maple was burgundy grief

the lady of the lake beckoned
and I surrendered my dreams

I gave up my secret wizardry
until I was trapped in poetry

the forest words whispered
they uttered a bleak demand

it was the quest for harmony
a final song of the woodland

Topic(s) of this poem: muse, poetry

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 21, 2016

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