Woods show your beauty

Woods show your beauty

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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A favorite place of mine where I find peace and solitude and sense of strength within a natural wooded beauty.

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The woods shared her beauty today.
 Each variant tree festooned in leafy garb.
The woods shared her grace today, 
native creatures buzzing all round. 


In strength the grove stands,
attending to language only its own.  
Is there a clue of what life should be
 for you, for me?


Amidst tempest,
this  grove refuses to flee its station
but  yields 
giving itself in the power of each gust. 


Can we learn
 to bend amidst life storms,
 open to lessons within our days?


Enclosing peaceful  solitude
Is the presence of  my Lord. 
 at life's end 
Heaven will be my perfect reward.





© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
Does this bring a feeling peace? I hope so, as the experience of this place surly does for me.

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LSS
Growing up in the woods surrounding our homes as my parents moved often, allowed God to supply my inner needs; giving me peace in the confusion of a growing child. Ever from those days, my first excursion in a new place is to wander alone to see first hand the workings of the Lord. Maybe I don't see everything clearly then, but I have been resupplied with His strength from that quiet time with Him alone. Thank you for your expressions.


Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

LSS,
I just came upon this reply of yours and was so pleased! It was like a treasure from one.. read more



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LSS
Growing up in the woods surrounding our homes as my parents moved often, allowed God to supply my inner needs; giving me peace in the confusion of a growing child. Ever from those days, my first excursion in a new place is to wander alone to see first hand the workings of the Lord. Maybe I don't see everything clearly then, but I have been resupplied with His strength from that quiet time with Him alone. Thank you for your expressions.


Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

LSS,
I just came upon this reply of yours and was so pleased! It was like a treasure from one.. read more
How could it not lend the reader a feeling of peace and tranquility? I am sure most folk have such a special place, mine too is deep within our local woods. These are beautifully strung words Kathy. Cheers & All Good Things, N

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Neville Pettitt,
I go to contemplate and just be still; bring my back pack with bible, note b.. read more
Neville Pettitt

7 Months Ago

My pleasure entirely...
Ohh It does Kathy,it does bring peace and thank you for sharing that peacefulness with us since it obviously flows to us to me, through this piece of poetry.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Cassie,
What a lovely review; simply a kind word given! Peace, oh we need it in this old wor.. read more
the woods - tranquil and beautiful like your writing and spirit. this is so serene, peaceful & inspiring. re-grounding us in humanity. reminds me of, “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” -Thoreau

i always feel better after your writing. thank you for sharing. blessings.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Pete,
You probably do not realize how encouraging you are and I do appreciate your reviews. W.. read more
Pete

9 Months Ago

thanks for saying that Kathy. even from the other side of the country i can tell from your writing .. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Thanks Pete. I wish and hope and pray that you be and find His true and pure desire in the continued.. read more
I guess we are all seduced by the wonders and beauty of the woods. The irony is; what is so beautiful and welcoming during the day, becomes so menacing at night.

A fine ode to Gaia and her woodland disciples.

Posted 10 Months Ago


Kathy Van Kurin

9 Months Ago

Doodley,
Thank you. I had not thought of enjoying woods that way before. Thanks .. read more
"The woods shared her grace today, native creatures buzzing all round.

In strength the grove stands, attending to language only its own."

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Sami Khalil,
Let us all as human beings be a little more aware of the need for grace bestowed.. read more
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

All true. You are welcome gracefully. .....::::))))
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. '

This too has similar designs and evokes a much needed tonic to the wayward soul...kudos Kathy !

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

Tom,
Your review is an absolute delight! I do appreciate the effort on your part to encourage.. read more
the woods is always a place to find solace,and if you look hard enough you might discover
elfs,who knows..and the beautiful humming birds

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

wordman,
Your know I have seen hummingbirds in out of the way places where I was quite surpri.. read more
I love this poem becuz it doesn't sound like anything else I've read about woods & especially with all the autumn poems abounding. I love the gracefully-stated insinuation that the woods are a place to go when life is harsh & we need some space & peace for meditation, perhaps. I read-requested a friend (InjectPositivity) becuz he just lost his mom & he always goes into the forest for healing.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

barleygirl,
You did a good thing, supporting him. bless you. Life can be quite harsh, so true.. read more
I love the woods. There is always a feeling of peace when I walk through them. The words you chose are good. Few words to maximize the feeling of peace. I won't repeat all the lines that touched me because I would rewrite the entire poem! I really like it. This is very beautiful. I will also say that I love how you've given the trees a persona, because I often feel like I'm in someone's lovely house when I'm in the woods, and the trees, well I try to understand their language and what they might share with me that day.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

11 Months Ago

D.connolly,
Trees are so cool. I love their fragrance and tall loveliness. So many creatures .. read more

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Tags: beauty, grace, language, tempest, storms, heaven, reward, strength

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