The Forest

The Forest

A Poem by Imogen Knight

'Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.' ~ Barry Commoner

Gold showering through her barricades of wood,
Creatures, adorned by light, beneath a leafy hood,
Her organic skeleton, framed by sticks and stones,
Murky ribbons of water, lacing nature's bones

Threatened by spiteful scraps of plastics and metals,
Tearing apart her fingers of fragile pink petals,
Half her body, submerged in descending smokes,
Life slowly fading, no one hears her as she chokes

© 2014 Imogen Knight

Author's Note

Imogen Knight
I would appreciate feedback, as I am keen to improve and see what you think.

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Now a days this is really needed to propagated Imogen thanks for such a poem, I liked it more bcoz you feel nature as a woman.
Yes SHE is fragile as we are...

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

First off I like the rhythm. Not much of it exists out there and it makes for fun reading. And the subject, the emotions as we see her in the forest struggling are well captured. Very nice job.

Posted 6 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your word choice gives your poetry a pretty unique feel and style. I found it short and sweet, but left me with a slight disconcerted feeling afterwards. Which I suspect is what you were going for. Very well done. I enjoyed it. Can't wait to see what you write next.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on June 28, 2014
Last Updated on June 28, 2014
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Imogen Knight
Imogen Knight

United Kingdom

Hello, my name is Imogen, but you might as well call me Imi. I am inexperienced in sharing my writing, but have loved writing since I was a kid! My poetry and writing is inspired by my current studies.. more..


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