"It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living."

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Walk in the Woods


 A Walk in the Woods

The twig underfoot cracks with a
feeling of wakefulness in its breaking,
making movements in our hearts.
The rustle of leaves above reminiscent
of fresh sheets pulled above sleepy heads,
in the afternoon’s freshness.
The babble of the brook like the pouring
of champagne before outpourings of love,
which leaves us breathless.
Your laughter as I tickle your skin
with a buttercup made for tenderness within,
which leaves you speechless.
The squirrel which gathers some nuts
and scurries away to keep them for another day
making us want to hideaway,
leaving us senseless.
The tall grass which in gentle winds bend
and dance so closely as they sway
making us yearn to move that way.
I look in your eyes that say.
A walk in the woods,
it’s such a very nice way to discover and play.
And; are we alone here?

~David Taylor


  1. Ooooo...
    These are so, calm and clean...They make me feel like taking a deep breath!

    And also make me want to join Big Sisters...Or force my nerdy niece to walk with me, outdoors! She can't stop designing and drawing long enough to walk anywhere! Heh...Perhaps a bribe of art supplies...

    Happiest Spring to you all!

  2. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived" - Henry David Thoreau

    I wonderful way to start my day
    Thank you : )

  3. That landscape is so foreign to me, our forests only ever look so stark after a bush fire. Hauntingly beautiful. You ,must be glad to hear the babble of a brook again.

  4. A beautiful poem.
    What a beautiful place ...and so sweet to see your little one exploring, enjoying Nature.x

  5. Sometimes I wish I knew more words for beautiful, than beautiful. Since it's way past my bedtime, I will have to stick with beautiful once more!
    Your wood reminds me a lot of the ones here. Sunny is lovely as ever, and reminds me of a little girl I know here. I only wish I could see myself in you, as well - you're so beautiful!

  6. Oh, I forgot: Love your new header!
    GoodNight :)

  7. it's so beautiful in there! and beautiful shots. the moments before it all turns into different shades of green, lovely <3 we still have some snow, but not too much :)