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A Forest

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A Forest

The night like clouded charcoal scorched,
A sea of trees with starlight torched.
A night where laws are sound asleep,
Anarchic prayers running deep.

Alone I hear the wretched screams
Of screeching trees... or so it seems.
The cries protract into the air,
Without a sound they disappear.

The shrieks have bartered now anew
With sounds of meat and boney chew
Discharging from the faithless trees
And snarling with my memories.

But creatures' gruesome growlings drown.
I smell the gunpowder and frown.
The waging sounds of war advance
In battle stance with gun and lance.

The sounds of bleeding men enhanced,
The sounds of fate and time and chance,
No sooner do they cross the trees
Than fade as all their voices freeze.

But worse than bombshell sounds occur;
The storms, the winds, the thunder stirs.
The roars that shake the forest's roots,
The flowers, soil, and passion fruits

A rainy resonance restocks
The grass the air the woods the rocks
And washes with its dancing tingle
All the sounds that intermingle:

A dreaming forest in the night,
And trapped within its fanfare fright,
It chokes me in its thunder thrill
And hangs me in the silence still,
And hangs me in the silence still.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2011 9:56:00 AM
    Hi Gael-I enjoyed, this.I feel that through your clever use of description you gave your forest life,at times quite stirring. I congratulate you on your win.It is a pleasure to read.Love June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 12:19:00 PM
    So happy to see this in the winners circle, dear Gael. Many congrats. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest Gael. I enjoyed reading your poem again this morning. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 7:22:00 PM
    Beautifully written. Copngratulations on your big win. Enjy the honor. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 3:29:00 AM
    Many congrats on this fine feature of the week, Gael. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Gael. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:59:00 PM
    Congrats Gael on "A Forest" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 6:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Gael

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 4:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Gael. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/7/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Congratulations..Sara

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 8:54:00 AM
    Your work is pure poetry. I look forward to reading more.

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Gael. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 8:56:00 PM
    an enchanting write...enjoyed reading it...congrats on being featured!

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 7:13:00 PM
    A piece of wisdom indeed. Congratulations. Ernilando

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 10:05:00 PM
    Gael, anothr piece that creates an atmosphere of edgy intensity! Love it! Hugs, Donna