The Forest Where The Rains Begin........


I sat silently unmoving ...though not unmoved
no sounds but that of silence
In the finest wonder of this world
no more a magic place to be
This forest
A red squirrel chittered past me surprised
by my stoic pose
I could literally feel the quiet
against my skin
And breathing deeply I took in
the natural decay of the aging trees
.......into my own trunk
Just ever so lightly
the easterly moving air brushed
lightly on my face
and as I turned to this breeze
this friend of mine
for just one more touch.....
My sense of smell came know that
musky odor of decaying
bark and old tree trunks
and then a new silence became a
physical thing worthy of
touch
Sitting there I heard and felt the first
drop of rejuvinating moisture
as it lay softly against my arm
and as if seeking the approval
of the forest itself
began the lightest of din
against my inner ears
And I thought .......Yes it's time
and the forested trees too
waved ever lightly in approval
this forest .......
And the rains began
just lightly at first .......
and then in earnest
it filled our senses
mine and my forest's


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sonia05 5 years ago from india

Wow! I am already smelling the musky odour of the bark and tree trunks. Your hub is fresh and amazing like the first rain on a dry piece of land hungary for moisture!

voted up!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning Ahorseback,

I wish I could close my eyes and read this too,,just to pretend...The drought here in Texas so needs the rain. It was so nice to read and remember what the beautiful rain feels like..I have almost forgotten..:(

Thank you for a beautiful hub

Sunnie


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sonia , come and sit here on this tree trunk and we will converse without one word and we will feel without one touch . And we will know it without speeking ....serenity.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sunnie , Oh no , I jinxed you ! I know you do need the rain badly! Yesterday on public radio a man from Texas said and I quote " I have lived in Texas 39 of my 41 years and I have had enough , I'm moving!" ... I will pray for your rain day! Chin up girl!.....:-}


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

I know how ths man feels...predicted 107 today..worst in history...I am dreaming of four seasons..and oh yes rain..too..when you have to water down the chickens enough is enough..hahaha Thank you my friend..


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh no Sunnie day has lost it , she's drowning the chickens again!!!.....:-}


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi ahorseback,

A great poem yet once more,thanks for sharing as always with us on here.

If people round your way are a little like many here in Wales,they carry on and on about how we need rain but as soon as we have some,they say 'oh that's enough now!'-lol-

Take care

Eiddwen.


marellen 5 years ago

You became one with the forest. Beautifully written. I felt your presence and was right there with you.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

The rain has been threatening for days but..no. I love the rain.....I actually prefer the rain to the full blast of the sun.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen , yes mam , same thing here . Its like thats all there is to talk about ~the weather! Thank yu for sharing......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marellen , Thank you so much ,yes its not hard to do.......:-}


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Beautiful Verse of words on Rain, much needed rain in many parts of our Country...Jersey Shore Included...Thank you Ahorseback.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I love those incredibly rare times. You have helped me experience one. I loved it.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cadisa , Please take care of you ! Such a storm , though you are no doult used to them!I too prefer the adversity of this weather!.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

BMalin , be carefull of the storm ! Jersey shore ; The girls with attitude?.....LOL ......:-} Thanks B


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Hyphen , I know you too have spent time there!....He He ......:-}


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

OMG, you captured the experience of the forest so perfectly! When Phil and I used to go to our cabin in Mt. Hood, the silence and scent of the forest spoke to our souls.

Beautiful!


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apurva joshi 5 years ago from INDIA

well written. voted up and awesome:)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet sun , Its great isn't it to just lose oneself there in the place it all began!...Thank you ...:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Apurva , Thank you ! Its a great place to be ....:-}


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Awesome place, I so want to be there....


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

I agree 100% with the Movie Master--this is an awesome poem, and I want so much to be there.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Movie Master , Thank you for reading , really . I love it there. When I die in the end , if someone would be so kind as to prop me on a blow down tree and let me rest there , rain or shine. Then I will die in peace......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Paradise , Thank you my friend , nice to share with you!.......:-}

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