Outdoor Nature Poem is about My Church in the Woods

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


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 | Source

Beetles and Berries

Vines Intertwine

And Violets Surprise

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 | Source
Baby grasshoppers
Baby grasshoppers | Source


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


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
Redwoods National Park in northern California | Source

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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



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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