Monday, 4 August 2008

A few days in the Forest of Dean.


We went walking in the sun-warmed forest, where recent rain had touched the leaves with watery jewels.
Drifting through the trees were pots of golden sunlight, stirred by misty fingers holding spot -lights for the dancing butterflies.
Here and there, woody stumps were wearing their caps of mossy stars and holding deep within, the memory of yesterday’s giants.
The scented earth cushioned our steps and taught us
not to trespass on the silence. . . .

Copyright Annette Emms August 4th. 2008

12 comments:

Homeleightigger said...

I am enjoying reading all your postings very much Annette, and this one is particularly most poetic! Val

Gwen Buchanan said...

Annette, oh-so lovely!! These photos are haunting and magical! the depths of forests really show us the majesty that still exists in our world... thank you for sharing your walk...

Did Rowan go?

Annette said...

Val - thank you, walking in the forest always has that effect on me!

Gwen - Thank you, yes it really is magical!
Er. .. Rowan did come with us to the forest, she was in her element., but this particular walk was just for me, crazy dogs didn't fit the mood!

Jo Horswill said...

Annette, oh how I needed this walk, I was with you all the way.
Thank you for these images and your oh so poetic words of wonder...pure enchantment.

Genie said...

The Forest of Dean, is where my ancestors came from, but i have only been there once, about 12 years ago. love the photos

Arija said...

Still shaking the raindrops from my fur after exploring the woods with you, lovely, and such enticing scents to follow....

Robyn said...

Bliss! I love the scent of damp forests.

lynne h said...

annette, as i was reading the poem i thought, oh my goodness, i wonder who wrote this? they know the forest... and it's you! how lovely!! i can say that i know this poet! as i was reading i thought that it must have been written long ago... it really is beautiful. perfect...

Rima said...

Hello Anette.. what a lovely place you have here... I was pointed here who found me through you! I shall be adding you to my links... I love those boots :)
Best wishes from Scotland
Rim

Annette said...

Jo - You are welcome anytime!

Genie - The forest is wonderful, get yourself up here and start exploring!

Arija - Furry animals are always welcome on my walks!

Robyn - I agree. Wish I could bottle that scent.

Lynne - wow, you really are so kind! Thank you, I'm thrilled that you like it.

Rima - It is so nice to hear from you. I've been visiting your blog for some time, it's a very special place,your beautiful art and those stories . . . heaven.

KernowWitch said...

Beautiful poetic words Annette. I too like to walk through woods and near water, a beautiful peaceful place....Hugs Chrissy x

Annette said...

Chrissie - Thank you. You are so lucky, you get Cornwall and woods!