To the Greenwood Side

To the Greenwood Side

A Poem by Scott H.
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Based on an old English folksong and a desire to escape from this world

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“To The Greenwood Side”
 
I want to go to the greenwood side
But I cannot find the way –
The stones are silent to my touch,
Will not respond to what I say.
 
I want to run to the greenwood side
I search the trees by deep of night –
But the trods won’t open ‘neath my feet,
Remain out of my sight.
 
Can they not see I belong with them
In their land where fancies rule –
For if I go to the greenwood side
I won’t be seen as such a fool.
 
I do not care if there be monsters there
I have fought some in my time -
They cannot be any fiercer beasts
Than the ones that plague my mind.
 
So I want to go to the greenwood side
Beyond the cairns and stones and fens -
For once I enter those verdant lands
I will ne’er be seen again.
 
I’ll gladly go to the greenwood side
Be it cruel or fair or kind –
With no second thoughts nor parting glance
At the world I’d leave behind.

© 2008 Scott H.



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the word "Greenwood" caught my attention... all because, I recalled the Peter, Paul & Mary tune, "Greenwood".

This is a fine write! Tells of emotions many of us experience, from time to time! Good way to work through those emotions by penning your thoughts and WOW what a fine write it is upon the page!!

Hope the blues are on their way out!!
Sallie Bear

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Absolutely loved this. I sent you a private message. I hope to hear back from you in response!

Posted 10 Months Ago


This was really good! I enjoyed it.

Posted 10 Months Ago


I read this a couple of times.. the thoughts are well carved.. the writing is very smooth and the feeling that oozes out is something I'd like to keep.. Good work! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


This is a beautiful piece, I love the description and the need to just escape from this world and go into another realm entirely based on fancies. You did a good job with this and it flows nicely, it captured my attention from start to finsih. GOOD JOB!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

the word "Greenwood" caught my attention... all because, I recalled the Peter, Paul & Mary tune, "Greenwood".

This is a fine write! Tells of emotions many of us experience, from time to time! Good way to work through those emotions by penning your thoughts and WOW what a fine write it is upon the page!!

Hope the blues are on their way out!!
Sallie Bear

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i love it. same kind of feel as the last. who doesn't want to escape this world at some time? i like the part about the beasts that plague your mind. very nice.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! This is a really good poem. Well written and intriguing. I enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Scott H.
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