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If There are any Forests

if there are any forests, my collie, will 
(all by herself) 
be one,
it will not be a discreet forest,
a fragile forest of frogs-of-the-ponds, but
a forest of red-oak trees.

my goat will be 
(deep like a tree)
(tall like a tree)
crouching near my, stump

shifting over her 
with ears, which are really speakers, and hear

nothing with the body of a deer 
which is a dove, and not a body 
with hooves
which scream.

This is my creature, my forest!

suddenly in the moonlight

he will sway

& the whole congregation will sway

-Caroline Youngless, inspired by E.E. Cummings

Copyright © Caroline Youngless

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  1. Date: 6/4/2012 9:13:00 PM
    CAROLINE ,, Congratulation, with your featured poem of the week, have yourself a great night ;-) always ~PD ***

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 12:30:00 PM
    Enjoyed your poetry Caroline, hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Caroline, this is a very lovely poem..deep... you gave the ending lots of swaying hope... enjoyed...pd