Friday, January 29, 2016

Trees, in fog


Sunlight fading,
late afternoon,
twilight time,
thick woods, cold,
growing colder, path
forgotten, lost,
stepping into fog, light
then thickening, smells
wet, decay, rot, new
growth, muffled sounds,
then amplified, muffled,
then loud, near, then
silence, deafening:
life.

This poem was inspired by a discussion of the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible.


Photograph by Wallpaperscraft.

1 comment:

Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Cool, Glynn, that your poem arose from a study of Ecclesiastes. Dante's walk in the wood came to my mind. :)