Whisper to the Trees

Autumn Dryad Forest Floor by Maureen Tillman

Autumn Dryad Forest Floor by Maureen Tillman


The late autumn sun kissed the forest floor
And glistened between fallen leaves and spore
The vibrant colours of woodland décor
Perfect beauty no man could ask for more.
But in the damp leaves he took to his knees
And whispered his words on pine scented breeze
Arcane words to bring him a sense of ease
Amid the wisdom held by ancient trees.
On his skin moistness of forest rapport
Embracing his prayer as they did before
Mother Nature’s love gives all and still more
For she is the power within his core
When in prayer she hears what his heart ignores.
Before winter she sends her beauty here
To hold him closer and dispel his fear


© JG Farmer 2014

Form: Philippine Sonnet i – aaaa bbbb aaaa cc

Prompt: http://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2014/07/30/challenge-wednesday-30-july/

Artwork: Autumn Dryad Forest Floor by Maureen Tillman

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About Jez Farmer

I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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One Response to Whisper to the Trees

  1. Very nicely penned Jez! I seldom write in rhyme as I find it such a challenge to transition with a consistent meter and natural union of words as you have done here. The autumnal elements add a nice texture and credibility to the verse.

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