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Forest of Folly

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Forest of Folly

I could hear 
shadows 
creeping from large 
crackling trunks, 
as they tilted towards 
solemn hills. 

leaves rustling 
with harried tongue, 
as a lonesome hawk 
stood silent vigil
to night's unfolding. 

people seemed to drift 
like branches- 
aimlessly, 
upon the edges
of civilization;

as the moon shivered 
at their growing 
discontent, 
its blue skin stretched
by nature's
condemnation.

and I trembled 
beneath the weight 
of vision, 
the sun spilling
yellow yolk 
across distant 
horizon;

breaking 
the shell of night,
with blazing shards
of realization,
to be left hanging 
upon the twisted limbs, 
of man's forest 
of folly... 
  



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  1. Date: 4/17/2012 6:57:00 PM
    Full of imagery and very well practiced talent; again good work

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Hi Bernadette.Another really wonderful poem.You have such a special way with words,Your images are so creative and your message wrapped within this piece so profound and yet clear.I love the way you write,your use of words and your creativity are excellent and make your poetry so enjoyable to read.Thank you June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 1:59:00 PM
    really well put togther piece liked all the diffrent scenes you have described Bernadette.

  1. Date: 11/11/2010 9:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Bernadette. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:29:00 PM
    Bernadette, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D.

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:43:00 AM
    Bernadette, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 12:33:00 PM
    These words were terrific a really great read I enjoyed it very much.Congrats on being featured today.Teresa

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 11:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Bernadette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 8:38:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured Bernadette. Excellent use of imagery. Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 10:29:00 AM
    Haven't seen you on the site for ages... then i saw your name as a Ist. rd. pick for the Poetrysoup international contest. Congratulations. You are a free verse master.

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 8:32:00 PM
    This is a well written poem. I like the allegorical angle with the twisted limbs of man's forest being a folly. There is a lot of deep imagery here. Chris.