Forest Walk

Forest Walk

Walking the wood today
I felt pain from the beauty filling me,
I wondered why do I write when I can never express,
totally share its wonder in big and small.

I asked the Birch, I asked the Pine
put my hands on their strong trunks.
They gave me solace and calm. they gave me love.
But not in words, so how can I ever tell.

I kneeled on the forest floor, stroked the soft green moss,
also talked to the dryer green /grey ones;
I could feel their whispers and gentleness
enticing me to rest a while.

Words come when they are grown
let awareness and love fill your inner self.

Walking further on the forest floor
birds were talking in their beautiful, singing way
wisely and happy treasuring life,
also feeling grief when trauma strikes.

I also met an Elk, so majestic and still,
seemed to exude consciousness and peace;
He spoke through his stillness and eyes.

I hope one day to speak as clearly as them,
lift spirits as they did mine.

Β© miriam ivarson

42 thoughts on “Forest Walk

      • Yes, it is wonderful.
        Copenhagen is a beautiful city although I think your daughter would fall in love with Gothenburg. I would of course advise to also head out to the West last and in to the forests inland. 😊.

        Miriam

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    • Wow, Balroop, thank you for this beautiful comment. I am not surprised to hear you love nature too and derive inspiration and succour from it. I am
      so proud to hear you love my words, that means a lot.

      Miriam

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  1. Oh Miriam, what a walk! Full of riches of nature and you share their gentle quiet wisdom with an exquisite humble touch. Thank you for enriching my life through your poem and I will walk with less haste and more awareness, in awe of all around me, pausing by the trees, moss to garner harmony. Alas, I fear the majestic elk will not pass by my way! πŸ˜€

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    • Annika, you have done it again in this enriching comment. I feel gratitude to be the recipient. I do feel love and humility as I walk in nature and if my words have given you a deeper approach to your walking it is a big gladness for me. Thank you for your beautiful words.
      You will meet an Elk in your travel one day. 😊 πŸ’•.

      Miriam

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  2. Reading about the gift you received when you put your hands on the strong trunks, the solace and calm, the love,…. but not in words….., You tell it clearly enough for me to know you know the wisdom of the trees. I have felt the subtle vibration, the energy. Knowing that you feel it too, lifts my spirits. Thank you!

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    • JoAnna, thank you for your gentle and lovely comment. You are right, there is vibration in all living things and we should share and feel the greatness.
      JoAnna, I am glad that my words lifted your spirit. Let us share the joy.

      Miriam

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    • Curt, I do believe you would love the Swedish forests. You could just keeping going and there will be mountains to climb on the way. 70% of Sweden 174.000 sq. miles are forested.
      I am glad you felt the truth of the words the mosses told me. 😊.

      Miriam

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      • Important to listen to the mosses when they decided to take with you, Miriam. πŸ™‚
        I’m sure I would love Sweden. It sounds like when I lived in Alaska where I could happily wander for a hundred miles and not come across any roads.
        On the other hand, having a million acres of National Forest out my back door like I do now, isn’t bad either. πŸ™‚ –Curt

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