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poetry beneath the trees

i sit here
alone in the woods
the trees seem less full
than my mind
as they blush at me
sunset like
beneath autumn's wind

the squirrel hurries along her way
gathering nuts. as i gather thoughts

i pause and breathe deep
this cool air around me
and i lose myself in nature

my muse sings
with the last of the birds
nested in trees
ready to take flight
and i write
poetry

i am calm
as my thoughts fall
like little leaves
beneath the wind

i strip myself
of colored thoughts
and deep rooted pain
like the trees
i stand naked
and free of weight

i see more clearly
the deer as they sneak past me
i close my book
and head home

another day ends
another poem born


in the woods contest
9/6/13

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  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:12:00 PM
    Love this poem Sandra, It was so true. I was drawn right into your poem.It is lovely. " Through Hardship To The Stars my friend ."

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 3:12:00 AM
    Well Sandra, I just don't know what to say anymore. The trees blush at you? Lordy me...I find it amazing that someone as young as you could have such wisdom and insight...Obviously you have been through a thing or two in your lifetime and I am absolutely thrilled and proud to see you entering and winning contests - Tim

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:37:00 PM
    lovely win............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:32:00 PM
    Absolutely lovely...congratulations....

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:18:00 PM
    A peaceful track, I walked along with you congrats love xxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:06:00 AM
    congrats on your win - I like the occasional rhyme sprinkled throughout and the overall feeling of calm that the piece conveys, and also the way you've used the theme to tell of the process of creating poetry :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:19:00 AM
    I'm very happy this got on the top three.It is a very well deserved win and one of my favorites on the list. Congrats to you!

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 8:37:00 PM
    Gosh, this is awesome. congrats on a great win. BG

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 8:37:00 PM
    Gosh, this is awesome. congrats on a great win. BG

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 3:31:00 PM
    congrats on your win Sandra....lovely write

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Joseph :)
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Sandra, thank you for your lovely entry. It was one of my favorites, as I know the feelings you describe in it very well....the calm and focus. Loved it!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Caleb for the kind words and win...I feel honored to stand right beneath Andrea and Carrie... Hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Sandra, such a lovely win......Linda

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Linda....hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Sandra. - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne-Lise...I has no idea they were in yet, hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 2:16:00 PM
    Yes, being alone in nature can inspire greatness, such as in the poem. I especially liked the last 2 lines.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Wayne...I have always loved the peace and quiet nature often has to offer :)
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 3:11:00 PM
    this is fantastic. The perfect kind of free verse for me, easy to read and yet reflective and so interesting.

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/30/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Andrea....hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 3:49:00 PM
    If this poem is the result, amazing and yes beautiful

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you...it started as a teen, somehow being alone with nature has always inspired my muse...have a great weekend! Hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:19:00 PM
    this such a serene write that i can imagine myself lounging there with you,sandra... awesome!..:) hugggs

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, .nature has always inspired my poetry so I now carry a book with me when I go in the woods, or on the trail, or by the creek... have a great weekend! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Your poem gives me the real sensation of meditating in the woods. You employ elegant and vivid imagery. I look forward to reading more. And, if you liked my contest poem, I have some others you might enjoy to read as well. Sincerely, Alex

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Alex....have a great weekend...hugs :)
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:34:00 PM
    I love this nature poem. I can see you sitting creating your poem under the trees. AWESOME. love phyl

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Phyllis...have a great weekend! Hugs
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 2:17:00 PM
    love this, my friend

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 9/7/2013 8:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Jack....hugs to a beautiful weekend :)
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