In the mists of the serene .............verse

On the wings of almost total silence I watch
as the soft mists of a calming fog drift
through the hardwood forest
towards me

There is virtually no wind and yet a soft
unfelt current of motion in the air wraps it's flow
through the low spots the stream
and around the pine bows

A mile below the big river has extended its influence
over the cool air of the valley
I can look across the valley from a
thousand feet higher

And I feel as if I could walk out onto the top of the
fog bank and over to the next mountaintop as
I begin to feel the mists cool my face
yet I will wait here and observe

Before I realize it my vision is limited to a
few short feet ahead of me
I will leave soon or I won't easily find
my way home

And yet there is in any quest for solitude
this chance this one chance
this close up of solitude
as if I am alone in a small space
waiting

for the serene






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shanmarie 12 months ago from Texas

Love the imagery in this poem! I can clearly see the scene in my mind. Love it. Of course, I have a thing for hills and the freedom there. ;)


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manatita44 12 months ago from london

Extremely exquisite poetry. Well done!


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Ericdierker 12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

We take away that special gift of sight and it blocks one influence upon our speeding minds. When it happens in a gentle natural way it creates a bliss. What a wonderful poem to begin my day, thank you.


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lisavanvorst 12 months ago from New Jersey

This was beautiful. I feel as though you are talking about me. Well written and a serene picture that reflects the words.


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ahorseback 12 months ago Author

Hi Shannie , Thank you , There is so much freedom there . That's where I feel the best in solitude and yet I know , I shouldn't be quite so happy in solitude , there is life after all ! LOL .....nice to see you dear !


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ahorseback 12 months ago Author

Manatiita ! Thank you Kind sir !


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ahorseback 12 months ago Author

Eric buddy ! Yes , I'm there so much , I can admit it to you , the outdoors is my cathedral !


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ahorseback 12 months ago Author

Lisanvorst, Thank you so much , I admit , I'm totally guilty of seeking solitude and natures magic , come join me !


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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

The wind, the cool air, the mist--I feel them all, and also the need for solitude. Good work!


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ahorseback 12 months ago Author

MsDora , The solitude compared to the multitude ! Yes , that's me . Thank you dear .

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