Into the Woods

Into the Woods

A Poem by Bright Ocean Star
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I don't know where this one came from...it just appeared.

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Into the Woods….

 

Soft shimmers of Nightshade

Jasmine rustle in the breeze

Bright green leaves and split bark trees

 

Dirt paths with downtrodden earth

Transport her to yesterday

Forests quieting her thoughts

Of troubles high and mighty brought

 

Too large for any young slip of a thing

To worry her head over without quieting

 

She runs to the forest

She streaks to the sea

She needs the healing

That only nature brings

 

Solitude dances in the tree nymph’s realm

Sunshine peaking through the leaves

Warms the soul and balms the wounds

 

Which drove her frantic heart to seek

No one to question; no need to hide

No need to bury the truth inside

 

Sweet solitude of first thought’s brigade

Tears allowed to spill from crystal eyes

And brimmings well

 

Heal her, dear haven of the trees

Heal her broken spirit; her soul entrust to thee

Hear her voice, her broken cry

Hear her heart, her story nigh

 

Spirit in the sky, work your magic well

Heal her soul, her heart, her mind

Mend her conscious, calm her thine

 

Slow the beating of her heart

Catch the breath, the broken sigh

Show her strength mortal men deny

 

Lift her neck, raise her head

Straighten her back, lend her strength

Which flows across her shoulder’s length

 

Shield her now, for you can

Arm her with the will of Sand

Flows it does in and out

Drifts amids the waves and draught

 

Fortify her soul to be

Inundated un-naturally

For this forest nymph of sorrow

Resides not in this tree-filled hollow

 

She must return to home and fight

the evils, stress, and fraught filled night

armed with shield and plate of steel

armored breast and mental keel

 

to fight another day….

 

Bright Ocean Star; May 26, 2015

 


© 2015 Bright Ocean Star



Author's Note

Bright Ocean Star
I'm not really pleased with the ending, but here it is.

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Remindes me of a Wilde quote..."only nature, with its bitter herbs, can make us whole." The scenes you included, the beautiful bark trees, the filtered, fortified sunlight, the nightshade...they have all weaved such vivid and calming images in my mind. If only one could visit this forest of your making... :))))

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Ah, kindred spirits share similar interests, don't we? :) I love, love, love your poetic woodsy ill.. read more



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Remindes me of a Wilde quote..."only nature, with its bitter herbs, can make us whole." The scenes you included, the beautiful bark trees, the filtered, fortified sunlight, the nightshade...they have all weaved such vivid and calming images in my mind. If only one could visit this forest of your making... :))))

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Ah, kindred spirits share similar interests, don't we? :) I love, love, love your poetic woodsy ill.. read more
This makes me think that any of our friends as well as ourselves, though seemingly, well balanced, in charge on the outside, need a quiet place to recover at times, and of the beauty and peace, too often overlooked in the gift that nature is to us. Thanks!!!

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words Rose. I appreciate you popping in to read and review this little wisp.. read more
One of the things I love most about your writing is how the motif of nature is always not only present, but restorative.

I love the words you use which imply strength: shield, fortify, lift.

i like the end, as it leaves the reader with a feeling of optimism.

lovely write



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Ah, Rubie, thank you. You are very sweet. I'm really happy you enjoy my writing. Nature is restora.. read more
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So much pain, so much hurt in need to be taken away. And what a better place that the restoring nature. With each green leaf, with each bird song, rejuvenation of body, soul and mind comes.
I loved it!! :D

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Moonskittles! You make me so happy just to read your words. :)
I quite liked the ending, along with the rest of the poem. I think you concluded it nicely.
I have always found the "woods" to be a place I venture to when I need to think; I've been that way since I was a child. Unfortunately there are no woods where I live currently, so I venture into them through my words instead.
This was very enjoyable for me, as always. :)

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you Brittany! I am so happy to see you here again. There was a large wooded area out back be.. read more
interesting .... i love the trees and forests .. i am drawn to them far more than to the oceans ... i love the scenes of quiet ... leaf filtered sun rays .. and who doesn't lament returning to the un-natural world?? :)
"...mental keel" i find that phrase extremely intriguing ... having a strong mental keel may take one across the wildest of seas ...
E.

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, E. I am so happy to see you here leaving your beautiful, thoughtful reviews. It's true... read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

:) ..........
Very interesting write which took my on journey into another's plight. It kept my mind repeating "only the healing nature can bring".

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Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

I'm very happy you read and commented on this one. Thank you for stopping in here. I appreciate it.. read more
the forest has ways of giving her strength to fight another day...i think the ending works for me...

i like the whimsical feeling of this...because at the same time there is the tortured soul trying to find peace...yet she has freedom...and her heart runs through the forest searching for who she is.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Oh, thank you, Jacob! You are right. She is searching for who she is. I intended it to be whimsic.. read more
I friggen love it! This is fabulous. Ending is good.
Maybe drop the last line
. It's sort of implied but up to you, it stands fine as is.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bright Ocean Star

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Ana! I'm sooo happy you liked it. I agree with you. I think its better without the las.. read more
Matching Socks

2 Years Ago

Totally loved it and you're welcome. :)

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Added on May 27, 2015
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Tags: wood nymphs, healing spirits, split bark, leaves, Jasmine, Nightshade

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