Walking in the Wood

 

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Walking in the Wood

Walking in the wood this morning
as the sun painted the sky,
I looked, listened to
Life being reborn.

Buds were bursting and clapping hands,
little timpani filling the air.
The reeds around the pond would not be outdone,

they rustled delighted
Brushes on drums.

Birds, I love them, took centre stage
with a full choir singing praise;
to life, to heavens, to all.

Sheer joy.

I saw ants building nests,
very busy they were.
Even wasps droned drunkenly around
finding a flower or two.

I sat down on a stone and dare swear,
the air did also sing
as it gently nourished my skin.

Β© miriam ivarson

 

 

49 thoughts on “Walking in the Wood

    • Thank you, Roland. I have deliberately set out to concentrate on beauty
      and blessings around me and to share those with others. Most of us feel how unnatural it is not being able to meet family and friends, not being able to
      sit down with a coffee or tea and talk.
      I am so glad if my words lifted your spirit. 🌻.

      Miriam

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    • I am so glad it helped you, I try hard to find the beauty that surrounds us in
      all the trauma. There is so much around and we need to concentrate on the light. Thank you so much. Bless.

      Miriam

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      • I so agree wuth you Miriam. I am so fed up with read about the virus, terrible though it us. So good that we have nature to turn to,

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    • Thank you, Darlene. Indeed, nature is free as they followed the natural order of life. Our isolation to try and save lives might indicate lack of harmonisation
      with nature. May we all learn so we can continue walking the woods, walk the beaches, catch our breath at the beauty of a sunrise …..

      miriam

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    • Well, Mr Fireword, you have silenced me. Your comment is beautiful whether Wordsworth agrees or not. I will walk around with a smile. Seriously, it is a joy that you enjoyed the poem. Thank you 😊 πŸ¦‹.

      Miriam

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  1. I walked with you Miriam and heard the song of birds. What a soft and serene poem, exuding love for Mother Nature. Our words do reach her and she blesses us everyday with fresh ideas. Stay blessed dear friend.

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    • It was a pleasure having you walking with me, Balroop. To take in all around and be filled with wonder. Thanks so much for your lovely and warm comment.
      You are right, our words reach back to nature and so our joy increases every day when a new sound, light, angle, shape …… shows.
      Stay blessed you too my friend.

      Miriam

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  2. Miriam, I love reading your poetry late at night as it saturates me with serenity, and I drift off to sleep with beautiful images. In this strange spring, the feelings your poetry evokes is essential to my well being. Thank you, and stay healthy.

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    • Dear Sharon, do you have any idea what soft joy you gifted to my heart through your beautiful response. If my words can give you that peace
      I feel deeply grateful and blessed. Gives me courage to continue.
      Be at peace, stay well, Sharon. πŸ’•
      I am doing the same. Have just taken a small morning stroll in the garden to
      Say good morning to birds and plants.

      Miriam

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    • A warm thank you, Miriam, for your response. Nature is always a tonic and I know you agree. With poisonous gases halted, the air is more a tonic than ever we have known it. May we find solutions for the future.
      I am isolated but grateful to be well. I hope you are too. πŸ€— .

      Miriam

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  3. What a lovely poem during these uncertain times, Miriam. I’m loving nature these days even more than before. I especially liked the vision of the drunken wasp finding a flower or two. I hope you’ve been well.
    ~Lauren 🌼

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    • Lauren, thank you for your beautiful and inspired comment.
      Nature always talks to us, even more now when there is so little noise.
      It is thrilling to hear and see. That wasp really had me laughing too.
      I guess I woke him in his slumber ( unless they have parties in the Wood),
      I have been well, thank you, and hope the same for you. 🐝🌻.

      Miriam

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  4. Miriam, thank you for sharing your orchestral rendition of your magical walk in the woods! I love the poem and I’m smitten by the wonderful images you create throughout! Eg. β€˜Buds were bursting and clapping hands,/
    little timpani filling the air.’ Delightful and playful! I felt I was there … and your descriptions a lesson to us all to absorb the whole and write with all our imagination! Hugs xx πŸ€—

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  5. Annika, I think I start with a thank you for your wonderful and fun comment.
    Orchestral rendition, indeed, πŸ™‚ , I do feel honoured. I would love you along
    so you could hear the full symphony. A bit Vivaldi about it.
    I am sure you absorb nature and people to the full as it is difficult to be a writer otherwise. Bless you. 🌹🎹.

    Miriam

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