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Sleeping In The Forest

*
*Yes.* †
*It was* †
*an embrace* †
*I felt when I ventured* †
*into the embryo.* †
*    
*Of* †
*when* †
*I crouched* †
*and peered, and was* †  
*the memory of* †
* †
*A* †
*faintly* †
*familiar feel* †
*of freedom, that I had* †
*merely saved* †
* †
*And* †
*let slip,* †
*till I was with* †
*the earth while she had* †
*softly whispered* †
* †
*The* †  
*first lesson* †
*she ever taught me,* †
*of the worlds in raindrops* †
*and night wings.* †
* †
*It* †
*had not* †
*yet dawned on* †
*the treetops or in my mind,* †  
*when a shower* †
* †
*Of* †
*stars* †  
*suddenly erupted* †  
*in a perfect silence, while* †
*the light of each* †
* †
*Ice* †
*firebrand* †  
*quickly flickered* †  
*between the pine needles,* †  
*and raced across* †
* †
*The* †
*warm* †
*living soil* †
*being turned,* †  
*that cradled me with* †  
*its lullaby, before dying out.* †
*To sleep & sail by the reckoning* †
*of the North Star.* †
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Written in the poetic form known as Concrete, which structures the poem with the words/lines to suggest the silhouettes of living and/or inanimate objects. In this case: Fir trees.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
Published | Edited 1st Feb 2019
Author's Note
Written for & entered in the Deepís competition ďBoneĒ, a tribute to nature poet Mary Oliver, hosted by Ahavati.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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