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In a dimly lit woods

Updated on February 23, 2014

Forest with boulder

My legs are weary. I sit upon an available boulder. I listen for the forest sounds.
My legs are weary. I sit upon an available boulder. I listen for the forest sounds. | Source

Forest sprite

From Deviant art elf_in_mirror provided this beautiful forest sprite. While it is not directing me to leave the forest, it sends telepathic words for me to go away.
From Deviant art elf_in_mirror provided this beautiful forest sprite. While it is not directing me to leave the forest, it sends telepathic words for me to go away. | Source

And so it began.

The dimly lit wood

I walked a path where evergreen trees, blocked all but dimmest light.
Tree sprites laughed but were unseen, heart full and spirits bright.
A fragrance sweet, passed on the breeze, I couldn't tell its source,
until I fell upon my knees and heard a whisper hoarse.

"Human, Human go away, this place you don't belong.
You know what things are right to do, but still you pick the wrong."
I shook my head in total shock, disbelieving it was so.
Yet there she stood, hands on her hips directing me to "Go!"

A fleeting glimpse

And as I swiftly turned away, a fleeting glimpse I caught.
More magic was afoot this day, wee spirits overwrought.
The sprite or elfling disappeared, I wanted her to stay,
so sadly turned and left the wood but remember to this day.

Light filtered through trees enhances my meandering walk.
Light filtered through trees enhances my meandering walk. | Source

The forest sprite's directive.

"Human, Human go away, this place you don't belong.
You know what things are right to do, but still you pick the wrong."
So when I do go walking through, the giant wooded halls,
I remember dear, the message clear from a being very small.
Take only pictures leave only 'prints' is what's best for all of us,
I heed this creed because it's right and in her words I trust.

Let the forest glow

let the forest glow Mark Fire Horse Kennedy
let the forest glow Mark Fire Horse Kennedy | Source

A glimpse of golden horn

For she wasn't the only magic seen, that day walking in the woods.
I thought I glimpsed a unicorn but don't know if I could ~
reveal the place I saw it, quick glimpse of golden horn,
I only know that moment when I found my hope reborn.
"Human, Human go away, this place you don't belong.
You know what things are right to do, but still you pick the wrong."

Kathy Klein Danmala flower mandala
Kathy Klein Danmala flower mandala | Source

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

Walking through dim forests, I yearn for a fragrant scent,
I'm now grown old and foolish, and full of sentiment.
Yet the other day I hobbled through the taller still youthful trees,
I thought I heard a whisper, as I knelt on creaking knees.

Saying "You did it right, so thank you!" as I felt the gentle breeze.

copyright June 2006 carolyninjoy

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I loved this, a little woodland magic with a message for mankind. Beautifully done!!

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      Carolyn Injoy 3 years ago from Mojave Desert, AZ, USA

      Thank you for reading & taking time to comment. I appreciate your kind words.

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