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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dark Forest

Dark and quiet,
alone and dreary,
winter winds speak to me.
Listen to the roar of water,
rushing down your chilled banks.
Trees sway and tower high above,
I speak not a word,
move not an inch,
hear only what I need to hear.
The year nearly gone, passed in a flash,
I rather move on, than relive the past.
Seeking happiness, love and light,
I pay gratitude and welcome the night.

Happy New Year!


  1. I like your closing, the idea of paying gratitude, choosing joy, and moving on.

  2. nice...i hear you on the moving on...the past can visit occassionally buit def not take up residence...smiles...happy new year to yoU!

  3. True story in the last lines. Happy New Year.

  4. beautiful! Happy New Year...may it be filled with blessings.

  5. There's a lot of good in here. I like the idea of hearing only what you need to hear, also the last line is fine, as was mentioned above.

  6. I like the ending lines...very hopeful and optimistic ~

    Wishing you cheers, love and light for the new year ~

  7. I like the ebb and flow of your rhythm, very much. Wonderful.

  8. I like the imagery here. Good write.

  9. Yes, all that the time has passed, leaves in its wake memories that one needs to relive in gratitude... Thanks for sharing...

    Wish you a happy New year...

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    Om Namah Shivaya
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  10. Cool.
    I like your use of imagery here.

  11. i think that this is a great sentiment - to move forward always

  12. Greetings:

    Happy Happy New Year.

    Appreciated your support of 2011,

    Best Wishes for the year of 2012…

    Your contribution is always welcome!

    Lots of blessings and cheers sending your way.

    See you soon.


  13. Thank you for joining Poets United. I have added your blog to our blogroll so others can discover you and your wonderful poetry. Poets United is what you make of it so explore, comment often and it will lead to folks doing so in return. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading your poetry.

    Your imagination is what fuels our community.

    ~ Robert Lloyd