Forest of Waters

Today I went for one of my regular walks in the neighborhood. This particular walk is actually the first one that Marianne and I took together after we moved to Charlotte. It winds up at a school, adjacent to a small stand of trees that I have come to call “Cotswold Forest”. Over the years … Read more

New Night

A children’s book I love is The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I loved in particular Chapter XIII “Perilin, the Night Forest”, The images stayed in my mind, and I wrote this poem. Enjoy! New Night The Night Forest is lovely The luminous plants, the enchanted trees Cast a special spell over my soul. They … Read more

Morning Forest

Morning Forest The little forest is lovely in the morning I am glad I listened to the quiet voice That gently urged me to walk a little farther. Yes see, I have felt tired of late Uncertain what the future might bring So the encouragement was a blessing And I sense that I may walk … Read more

Cotswold Forest

“Cotswold Forest” is the name I give to a lovely group of trees 20 minutes from our home on Emory Lane in Charlotte. Marianne and I liked to take walks together, in parks and in our own neighborhood. When we moved to Charlotte the first walk we discovered was a simple one. Take a right … Read more

Winter Forest

It has been a winter time for my soul I think I despaired of a returning spring Shall I write about it? Plumb the depths of my feeling? A decisive answer came at once A resounding no! Immediately there was a shift The forest captured my attention The bare trees let me see Farther than … Read more

The Poetry of the Forest

Acadia National Park, on Mount Desert Island in Maine, was our favorite place. We went there for vacations almost every year of our thirty years in Massachusetts, and we went back three times after moving to North Carolina. The first major mountain hike we took at Acadia was Triad – Pemetic. Marianne discovered this hike … Read more