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In The Woods

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In The Woods

I set off along the faint trail
it was one I had not noticed before
plunging me deep into unknown territory
stomach clenched in excitement as I strode on

Tall old Oaks, Aspens, Chestnuts and Beeches
cloaked the way ahead, I was aware of silence
rather a nervous paused silent as if holding it's breath
everything seemed to be waiting for something to happen

Deeper into the woods I went, admiring the new slightly odd 
flora and fauna scattered about, beautiful flowers blooming
mushrooms two feet and more wide with red and yellow spots
sturdy enough to sit on while I took a rest

Slipping into sleep I traveled even deeper
until I came to the heart of these mysterious woods
a shout went up from elves, fairies and pixies
she is here at last, our soon to be crowned new queen

A magical glen with a throne in the middle
red carpet made from red flower petals strewn
jewels most wondrous glinting in the trees
birds so colorful that they dazzle as they fly

Clasping me by the hand the pixies lead to the throne
once I am seated, they serve me with golden nectar
tasty berries and cakes of flowers on leaves for plates
full of such excitement I gaze around the clearing

A place of tranquility and majestical splendor 
little houses in the trees and small fairy lights
standing sentinel was an ancient gnarled Oak
branches waving as it moved towards me

Shaking as it drew closer and stopped before me
an elf handed it a crown that glittered with gems
turning to me it said let the crowning commence
with great ceremony he uttered the words

"Has any here just cause as to why she shouldn't be crowned?"

A deathly silence prevailed not even a murmur
Then turning to me he placed it on my head
all around were now on bended knee, heads bowed
The oak said "Now you are our ordained queen"

As a great cheer went up I startled back awake
the clearing, throne and all the little people vanished
All that was left behind was a feather of wonderful hues
and the crashing of a startled stag fleeing into the trees


written 09/07/2013

contest  In The Woods

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  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:45:00 PM
    lovely win............. LUV.............. SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Loved your poem Shadow....congratulations!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 2:54:00 PM
    that was cool how you closed with the crashing of the stag through the trees. you were in the woods dreaming of the woods. A very nice fantasy type poem. BIG congrats.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Andrea was fun to write lol Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 7:47:00 PM
    such a beautiful write...congrats on your win shadow :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 4:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty so much Sandra most appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Lovely win Shadow, ....Linda

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    TY Linda enjoyed your entry in team work Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Shadow - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 10/1/2013 4:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Anne Lise glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:42:00 PM
    Love it,, this is my kind of read,, all the magic ;}

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I did let my imagination rip a little lol Debbie ty for kind review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Hi Linda, Nice creative work from you..Good luck.. Ken

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 2:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty ken much appreciated Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 11:55:00 AM
    Delightful, my dear...I came to know it was a lovely dream when you said you could sit on a mushroom! :) Lovely entry. Good luck on the contest! Hugs!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Eileen we have puffball mushrooms over which can be as much as 3 feet long (1 meter) a child or young teenager could sit on one if placed in the center. Ty for reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 7:20:00 AM
    This is really beautiful. It has humor and description. The parallel to a wedding ceremony is so cute. This was a lot of fun to read. You must be a lot of fun to be with.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Duke I am just me lol. Ty I really appreciate your review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 6:53:00 AM
    Wow Shadow an extrordinary piece. I was thinking this was the poem for Isaiah's contest. Either way I am so pleased I read it.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    no not for Isaiah lol Richard. so happy you liked it Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:22:00 PM
    This is one beautiful poem Shadow, it gave me a delicious image of mystery and joy...Thanks for the read.....Peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 4:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Peter I am glad that you like it and you nailed the spirit of the poem Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 3:25:00 PM
    - A unique story of your Woods, beautiful poem Shadow! - Luck in contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 4:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Anne will be interesting to see where others take this. gl yourself Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Simply beautiful creativity. Your imagination is the source of great imagery and great pleasure was experienced in reading this poem. Your talent will live on in your writing..... Love ya dearly.... Jake

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/8/2013 4:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Jake your wonderful review has blown me away Ty for being so inspiring I will Soup Mail you (if that's ok) Shadow x smile