Sunlight dances through the canopy of woven branches,
Partnering dust motes as they flit and float by,
Tapping its toes on the carpeted forest floor.
Underfoot, rust colored needles, grind with each sneakered step.
Birds trill and chat, branches whoosh and crack,
Insects whizz, whir, and chirp, water trickles by.
An orchestrated concert erupts from the forests’ walls,
A sweet serene hush unites their song.
Together, they create a comforting softness that blankets a soul.
I wrap myself in its memories, its peace, its tranquility
And simply breathe.
It's RemembeRED time again! This week we were prompted to write about a sound or scent that brings you right back to your past.
I've spent time camping on both sides of this country (from the Cascades to the Adirondacks and back to the Seirras) and some of my favorite individual memories are from those trips. But, the feeling I get inside the forest is always the same regardless of who I'm with, what I'm doing, or which forest I'm in. And so that's the direction I took for this.
We had a 700 word limit. And while I am usually quite a wordy gal, I'm here with 88...hope I put them to good use! :>