Forest

Will you, ere my demise
Let me step inside you
Brother oh my forest
That on the purple paths love winds into your depths
I might once again walk
And marvel once again

Still flowering your chest
The vines of destinies
Some glib life would confine to thin dreams
But for your breath

Nestled under your lungs
There still whisper softly
Pearly-feathered mornings
Oh gentle lullabies to many a scarred night
– Our teeth my blood your pain
Our tears and words in vain
As if we’d never heard about love’s sunny lanes

Yet here around your heart
And down in the tender
Hollow from where life cries its call
First thing and last
There still roars the furnace
Of suns, thousands and one !

When night finally comes
Brother will you entrust
My sleep and all I was and all
I could have been
To deeper soil and soul
Under those trees beyond
Whose dreams colour your eyes
Their roots deep in my song

Advertisements

Author: Frog

Writing and gardening between England, France, and an often-dreamt Mediterranean.

4 thoughts on “Forest”

    1. Je vous remercie, Esther, de me lire d’une oreille si sensible, si vous me permettez cette image peut-être maladroite. Je suis très touchée que vous entendiez ce silence. Il est à mes yeux la matière de toute parole poétique et le signe d’une connexion avec la parole du monde (enfin, avec cette “chose” à laquelle la poésie doit servir de canal). Merci encore.

      Like

      1. Maladroite ? Certainement pas 🙂 Je crois que ce silence et cette sensibilité sont en effet deux éléments que nous partageons dans notre rapport au monde, oui. Je les lis et entends chez vous, comme vous chez moi, et je crois que ces “affinités” sont nourrissantes et réconfortantes, d’une certaine manière. Vertu des blogs…^^

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s