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Woodland Rhapsody

A woodland path in the dappled sun- hushed and quiet
where I come free my breast and silently ponder.
I gaze upon a spiritual calm and listen to its quiet song
releasing tranquility of mind that does wander.

Between branches of towering mixture of spindly trees
encased in morning sunlight smoky haze;
I hear the rustle of hanging leaves falling gently as a sigh,
conceding tired mellow heart to praise.

In far distance echoes soft cries of lonesome blue jay,
quickly taunting squirrel gives harassing reply.
In shadows of bushy foliage, sunlight fails to cast
hides ground creatures that have come to spy.

A cool soothing breeze sweetly lulls an inward peace
capturing solitude within fractured soul.
Suddenly troubled trapped mind feels timely at ease
when moment seized a woodland stroll.

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Third Place Winner ~ "A Woodland Path” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Constance La France
July 6, 2011

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  1. Date: 7/6/2015 3:48:00 PM
    Caryl: Once again, I know nothing of the contest or your placing in it. However: As for the setting, I've been there and done that but surely could never have described it as well. Bravo. A nature lover applauds you. oldbuck

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest X 3. Wishing you the best in the finals Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 9:30:00 PM
    I am reading so many beautiful and peaceful poems about the woodland and this one is right up there, Caryl. Congratulations on a fine win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 3:58:00 PM
    Congrats on your win...Sara

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 7:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's "A Woodland Path" contest Caryl. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 7:34:00 AM
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, now if I had a magic fairy wand, this would have been placed much, much higher up the winnter's list- not that I didn't enjoy the other entries, it's just that this one speaks to my heart. Truly lovely, I must read more of you. Keep writing! Your pen is rich, Smiles from Cyndi

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Many Congrats Caryl on your fabulous win in this contest with this fantastic write on the woodland path theme, gautami

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 9:48:00 AM
    Many congrats on your win, Caryl : )

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 8:27:00 AM
    I can feel the tranquility from just reading this lovely piece! Congratulations, Caryl!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 8:24:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of constance, Caryl

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 7:50:00 AM
    Congratulations Caryl on a 3rd place shared win in my contest with this beautiful poem~

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 7:33:00 AM
    Congrats Caryl on your beautiful win in Constance's contest with this equally lovely write .. enjoy top billing my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 7:18:00 AM
    congrats on your win, with this exceptional write. cory

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 10:25:00 PM
    woodland rhapsody is a most fitting title for this lyrical delight, Caryl. Good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 8:23:00 PM
    breathtaking write Caryl with much imagery so delicate and grand.. a lovely story line of a walk in the woods ..good luck in the contest luv..

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 6:01:00 PM
    A wonderful entry with pleasant images, CARYL,