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Woodland Dusk

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Woodland Dusk

At the fold of day
a veil shrouds the hills
as rising fog drifts
over tapering fields.

Rain falls softly,
dimpling the river.
It’s sombre waters swaggering
beneath a narrow bridge.

Rambling oak trees line
the steep grassy banks.
Ferns furl
their long slender fingers
into tight fists.
They recoil
into rooted mouldy stone.

Moss carpets the woodland,
the earthy air, damp
as dusk slinks in.

A murder of crows
sweep the sky
smothering the light. 
Squabbling
they swoop to roost
on tall tree tops.

Settling,
a rustling murmur
whispers softly, sweetly.
They sleep
under a saffron moon.

silenced
by a blackening night.

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  1. Date: 4/30/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Hi Eiken. Again you have woven fantastic colours into a memory filled landscape. I could smell the musty fern laden scent. I had not seen this before so congratulations on your win. Eamon

  1. Date: 3/23/2011 3:58:00 AM
    Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I appreciate the wonderful contests here, such a great site for challenging me to write as best I can. I am growing here with your help. Many thanks!!!!!

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 12:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserving win in Catie's "Free Verse Contest", Eiken! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 10:46:00 AM
    Congratulations to you Eiken for your win in Catie's contest "Free Verse Frenzy". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 9:31:00 AM
    every line is a gem of imagery and sound celebration..... well done and congratulations...Syd

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 7:04:00 AM
    AWESOME! Eiken. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/21/2011 12:48:00 AM
    hi, eiken.. enjoyed the tonality of this piece... my best congrats to you! :) hugg, nette

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:33:00 PM
    Congrats Eiken on your wonderful success in Catie's contest...excellent entry luv.. enjoy another big win..

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 11:38:00 AM
    This is one of my favorites. The natural imagery vs natiure is astounding. Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Catie's contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 10:04:00 AM
    Not surprised to see this incredibly descriptive poem in the winners' circle, Eiken. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 8:11:00 AM
    Good to see you near the top Eiken. Congratulations on your worthy honor in the top Seven. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/18/2011 5:05:00 PM
    Magnificent imagery Eiken .. every verse is expressive to it's theme ... luv the ending lines.. an awesome view my friend.. happy weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 10:53:00 PM
    I read the comments below. Exquisite seems the most fitting one. And this is a definite FAVE for me!

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 1:32:00 PM
    yes wonderful picture painting! did you know a bunch of owls is a parliment? LOL Thanks for reading me! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 11:25:00 AM
    Beautiful imagery : ) Thanks for your kind comments. Jack

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful, Eiken. Thank you for shariang. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 8:22:00 AM
    Exquisite images, Eiken. Thank you for sharing this magnificent image with us. Love, Carolyn