Monday, 12 March 2012


Dappled sunlight flickers through the branches
Specks of dust and leaves floating in the breeze
A blanket of silence fills the forest air
Broken only, as a startled deer flees.

The forest floor is carpeted in blue
As I slowly walk along the wooded way
Birds and animals active all around me
Never seen, but watching me as they play.

A set of wings fly silently passed me
As with elegance, the creature glides on
Only the movement of air is left behind
Before you know it, the spectacle is gone.

The sudden crack of a twig beneath my foot
Sounds so loud amongst the woodland scene
It echoes around the many ancient trees
Silence wrapping it up in forest green.

© Lis Bull 2012

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