I Heard The Forest Speak

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I sat upon a fallen tree
In the forest deep,
As I sat there watching,
Autumn fell about my feet.

Sunlight pierced the canopy,
And danced among the trees.
Dappling all, it fell on boughs
And lit the falling leaves.

A staccato burst rent the air,
The woodpecker plied his trade.
Then from on high, startled crows
Began their own tirade.

Sitting there in silence,
I heard the forest speak.
Such enchantment did I find,
From my woodland seat.

The light was now fading,
But I was loathe to leave.
For I had found contentment,
My idyll, amongst the trees.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 9/13/2017 10:03:00 AM
Love this! could feel the scene.
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Gary Smith
Date: 9/13/2017 10:25:00 AM
Thank you Susan :)
Date: 9/12/2017 7:29:00 PM
Hi Gary. I have found another favorite with this one and it reminds me of this area, along with the woodpeckers too. So nice! :)
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Date: 9/13/2017 5:04:00 AM
Thank you Heidi :)