Forest Treasures…A Poem.

Forest Treasures

Along this forest path I walk,

A bird stops by, with me to talk.

The calming sounds are here so sweet,

Like crunching leaves beneath my feet.

But further on upon the ground,

Pine needles lay and make no sound.

Those giant pines stand proud and tall,

And drop their needles over all.

Rarely in this place shines the sun,

Yet here is life, thriving and fun.

Indian pipe and orchids grow,

All kinds of mushrooms I don’t know.

Plus squirrels playing in the trees,

While cutting pine cones as they please.

Deer jump, and run, having some fun,

Come, see such treasures one by one.

Β© 2019 Steve McLeod.


16 Comments on “Forest Treasures…A Poem.

  1. Wish I could rhyme a poem for you but I can’t focus for more than 30 seconds. Going thru caffeine withdrawal and it’s not fun. ☹️

    Your poetry is very nice. πŸ‚πŸŒ±β˜€οΈ How do you come up with your poems? How do you write them? Do you sit down and write or do you jot down your ideas throughout the day?

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    • You have stopped coffee??πŸ˜³πŸ˜³β˜•
      Mostly an idea comes to mind and I sit down and write before the idea disappears!πŸ€”πŸ˜€βœ I have never tried jotting down ideas like that, maybe I should. Sometimes when a friend and I are out for coffee,β˜• he likes to check the newspaper first thing, so while he does that I write a poem. Then we talk afterwards. I don’t always finish the poem, but get it mostly done and usually I get it finished.πŸ˜€
      I hope you have a great day Hilary!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸπŸ‚

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      • Yep, I stopped sinking coffee AND steeped tea. That lovely steeped tea you taught me how to make, I can’t have it anymore 😭 No choice. I have adult braces now called Invisalign so I can only drink water with them in. I must keep them in 22 hours of the day. So unless I want to chug coffee, which I don’t, I rather just stick to cold beverages. The only thing with caffeine I drink now is steeped chilled David’s green tea. I got the steeped from Costco for gourmet tea leaves. Too bad I can only drink it during the 2 hours I have the aligners out…. πŸ˜“πŸ’§

        Wow! That’s super quick writing a poem. It usually takes me a while to write a longish poem. Very cool that you and your friend have that kind of friendship – you are very lucky. I wish I had a friend who likes reading the newspaper. These days, everyone just turns to their phones for entertainment.

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      • Wow, I can’t imagine not having coffee to start my day. On the plus side, water is probably the better choice for health anyway.
        I seldom spend more than 10 minutes writing a poem, though it does happen.
        One of my pet peeves is people who spend their time on their phone after wanting to go for a coffee.β˜• I may as well be by myself.
        Have you had any snow out your way?❄❄ Heard there was supposed to be quite a bit in Calgary and even more at higher elevations. Raining here all day again, heavy for the last few hours. I’m going to lose my walking path completely soon.πŸ˜•πŸŒ§πŸŒ§
        I hope you have a great week Hilary!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚


    • Thanks so much for joining me on this walk Ilona, always nice to have you along! I hope you have had a great day! And I hope your week ahead is fantastic!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžπŸπŸ‚

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