Outdoor Nature Poem is about My Church in the Woods

Photo taken in Muir Woods / California
Photo taken in Muir Woods / California | Source

MY CHURCH OF THE WOODS


Walking into a Forest Alone

Footsteps Softened by Nature's Carpet

Moss Cushioning the Earth

Towering Cathedral of Trees







Fallen leaves
Fallen leaves | Source



Where Twigs Snap


And Leaves Rustle

Violets
Violets | Source


Beetles and Berries


Vines Intertwine


And Violets Surprise

ferns
ferns | Source



Ferns and Fungi


Sweet Earthy Smells Permeating the Air


Squirrel with soda cracker in its mouth.
Squirrel with soda cracker in its mouth. | Source


Where Squirrels are Chattering



And Chipmunks are Scattering



Symphonic Notes


Orchestrated by Frogs


frog
frog | Source
Baby grasshoppers
Baby grasshoppers | Source




Crickets


And Grasshoppers


Join Sweet Melodies of Birds


Singing Solo

Stellar Jay Bird
Stellar Jay Bird | Source


Occasionally Providing a Forested


Choir of Songs


Pleasant to the Ears


Bird in flight

Source


A Sudden Fluttering of Wings


As Avian Pilots Skim the Air

Shafts of sunlight
Shafts of sunlight | Source



Shafts of Sunlight


Slicing through the Foliage


Illuminating their Colorful Vestments


Night-time bonfires
Night-time bonfires | Source

Wooded Pathways


Teaming with Life


Fireflies Flickering their Lights


Being Watched by Unseen Eyes


Mesmerized by Fantasies of Fairies


Dancing around Night-Time Bonfires

Wild mushroom or toadstool
Wild mushroom or toadstool | Source


With Wood Nymphs

And Toadstools


Feeling Small

Feeling Happy


Feeling Solitude

Feeling Peace


Alone and Yet...

One with the Universe

My Church of the Woods




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Redwoods National Park in northern California
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Peggy W 6 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Shyron,

It is rather maddening when someone steals what one has written or photographed...but as a person I met recently said...kharma will kick in at some point and pay them back. Nice way to think of it. Thanks for the share.


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Shyron E Shenko 6 months ago

Hi Peggy, your poem is so beautiful I am back to read and share this again.

There is no justification for thievery

But, that alone is not the reason others steal

Someone else's writing

It is because they cannot think or feel

The have no imagination

So they think that thievery is ideal

When someone else's art they steal

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Peggy, I hope you put a hex on these mindless thieves.

Blessings always.


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Peggy W 6 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Mark,

So glad you enjoyed my bit of poetry. Your bonfire photo was put to good use. Thanks for releasing it into the public domain. Wishing you a wonderful year also!


Mark 6 months ago

I enjoyed reading your poem. It was beautiful and relaxing. I took the bonfire picture, and I'm glad you were able to use it. I hope you have a wonderful year.


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Peggy W 8 months ago from Houston, Texas Author

Hi Au fait,

Hopefully your wishes for a long Spring will come true. Would be nice! This poem of mine has been copied multiple times. More DMCA's to be filed! Wish people would write their own poetry instead of copying other people's work.


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