Woods Wandering

Yesterday morning I started my day with a two hour walk in the forest. It was a beautiful moment of solitude and I felt a familiar sense of gratitude for how held I always feel in the arms of nature. I decided I would try my hand at recording the poem just after I’d written it to catch the moment and I find it relaxes me to listen back.

Forest Bathing

Deep within the forest arms self-love finds its expression

Comparisons all fade away as does the soul’s suppression

There’s freedom here, fresh signs appear, I open to what’s calling

A greater sense of truth is near, into its trust I’m falling

Deep within the forest’s heart the birdsong offers choices

We cannot hear ourselves until we silence social voices

What others think is their spilled ink, the mystery’s universal

We’re full of kinks, our hearts still pink, this is no dress rehearsal

The great outdoors opens my pores, untwists where there’s compression

Deep within the forest arms self-love finds its expression

11 thoughts on “Woods Wandering

  1. How lovely to hear your voice, Sam, and the ambient sounds of the birds helped drive your point home. What a special place to unwind and get centered and ready for the day. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful – the poem and the recording, both beautiful. An embrace from Nature via poet’s voice. And you’ve given me a keeper line:
    “What others think is their spilled ink, the mystery’s universal”
    I feel a level of “keeping up” with the whirl of opposing opinions (on all matters of things) is wise, yet succumbing emotionally to the steady flow of opposition is hazardous. I’ll now remind myself any polarized slam is but spilled ink – chuckle – and step over it. Thank you!

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