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And into the Forest I go

AND INTO THE FOREST I GO, TO LOSE MY MIND AND FIND MY SOUL…
John Muir 


A cool forest trail beckons and begs
Come, stretch your tired legs

     Feel the cool descend upon your shoulders
     Lifting tensions as big as boulders

          Walk among the spires of tall tree friends
          Over streams or through meadows and glens

          Eagles nest high above touching tree crown
          Hear owls hoot-hoot and look all around

     Still your breath.  Let silence settle like a glove
     He’s hiding in dim shelter, three branches above

At home in my soul I feel with time thus spent
Breathing in peace the forest has lent

                          Forest
                  Welcome respite
            Walking, hearing, feeling 
             A gentle lifting of spirits
                         Verdant 


I used a couplet form with a cinquain form at the end
written 8-9-2019

Writing Challenge 1, August 2019 - Just Write     4th place

Sponsor, Dear Heart

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Date: 8/16/2019 4:57:00 PM
Really lovely, write,Jeane! Congratulations on winning. Panagiota I have been to Muir Woods Breathtaking!
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Date: 8/13/2019 10:57:00 PM
Beautifully done! You deserved this win!
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Date: 8/12/2019 8:32:00 PM
Great use of the different forms, love the images in this beautiful write! Congrats on your win :) hugs
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Date: 8/12/2019 7:37:00 PM
Jeanne congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful write
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Date: 8/12/2019 6:09:00 PM
great usage of different forms! lovely poem, congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 8/10/2019 10:43:00 PM
Hello Jeanne … with a stream through a valley, there is nothing so calming as to be bushwalking there and feeling nature - thank you Jeanne - Lindsay
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Date: 8/10/2019 5:40:00 PM
You had me at John Muir! I love the forest! I wouldn’t want to do without trees!
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Date: 8/10/2019 12:36:00 PM
A delightful journey through the forest--I enjoyed this beautiful poem Jeanne--all the best.
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