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Snap...a poem

Updated on August 5, 2013
walk in the woods from Aron Gibbs  flickr.com
walk in the woods from Aron Gibbs flickr.com
Walking in autumn from Fiona Braendler  flickr.com
Walking in autumn from Fiona Braendler flickr.com
Ruffled Feathers from vtpeacenik  flickr.com
Ruffled Feathers from vtpeacenik flickr.com
Yosemite National Park from Thomas Schrantz  flickr.com
Yosemite National Park from Thomas Schrantz flickr.com
Low hanging from Scott Stringham  flickr.com
Low hanging from Scott Stringham flickr.com

Nature is always the soother of an open soul, to be within it, a part of it; the quelling of fear and the calming of a mind in need of balance.

Snap

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Snap, twig underfoot,

the crunch of dried autumn leaves,

rolled by the sole of each foot,

slow steps, gentle but definite,

sky open, blue rich and deep,

heavens reflection,

and the canopy of trees above,

twisted vines creeping,

under speckled light filtered,

rays fine like cotton off the spindle,

strung, a thousand beams downward, spotting,

the moist undergrowth.


Birds ruffle plumage,

as if to stretch,

dusting off the evening slumber,

waking with the sun,

throat opening to a morning song,

a celebration of another day,

below, rustling,

lives unfolding,

in shadow,

in bushes and grasses,

movement constant,

in an endless hum of life.


What I see is a cacophony of sound,

two senses melding,

bright, vibrant life,

squirming, crawling, nestling,

and me on foot within it,

passing ever so slowly,

so not to disturb,

not to hush a moment,

a single snippet of time.


Trees exploding,

branches yearning,

leaves rustling in the breeze,

tempting the sway of movement,

together like waves,

green fingers, rolling,

tossed by a silent invisible force,

and I within it, in awe,

of just another day.


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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      You are too kind Deonne, and your words much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the journey.

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      Your description of how it feels and the many things going on when you walk softly though the woods is simply beautiful. I found myself experiencing the rustle of the trees, the soft crunch of the leaves under my feet, the bird singing.... I was transfomed....the true mark of a great writer. Thanks!

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure prasetio30, I'm glad you enjoyed my work. Thanks for stopping by.

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Great poem with beautiful pictures. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us. Voted up :-)

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So glad you enjoyed it Jan. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Near perfection, so many wonderful lines. My favorite? " . . . throat opening to a morning song." You have given us a personal glimpse into a rare moment of melding with nature. Beautifully executed writing. Voted up and awesome.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Rose. Glad you liked it and took the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Aubrey. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Brilliant! I felt myself doing my favorite thing - walking amongst nature's beauty and magnificence. You are an artist my friend.

      Voted the big ones and sharing. Thanks ~ Audrey

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      Rose Maun 4 years ago from the sunny state of California

      very Beautiful :) thank You

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