These week’s photo challenge at Real Toads features the wonderful photography of Mary Ann Potter.
A Walk Through the Wild Wood
walking through the wild wood
following a meandering trail,
more likely an old deer path,
weaving between trees and shrubs
alongside a jagged-edged stream;
obstacles and brambles tug at my clothes.
step into an unexpected clearing~
a break in the endless wild wood,
clean grass carpet dotted with violets
surrounding a pristine clear pool,
its smooth surface an enchanted mirror.
leaning over the pool the reflection
certainly it is me, yet unfamiliar;
I see my kindred spirit looking back at me:
the quick wit of a fox
the wise eyes of an owl
the timid heart of a deer
the wings of an eagle
all daring to take flight
rising above the wild wood to
explore a world beyond home.
within the tranquil clearing
nestled safely in the wildwood
I’ve discovered my kindred spirits,
connected with a bond that
feeds and nourishes the
mind and spirit and soul.
this tranquil clearing always I’ll
take with me no matter where that
path through the wild wood may lead.
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