God didn’t put walls in the forest
Where eagles rise with the tailwinds
And chlorophyll canopies shadow dance
Over moss carpet floors
Morning glory knows no barriers
Roots of the gnarled oak
Venture out in every direction
Baring their bones to the sun
Willows welcome the lark’s sweet song
Arms reach out without thought
Embracing those that walk peaceful paths
Embracing those that do not
Written for dVerse Poet’s Pub – Open Link Night
I like the ‘free’ feel of your poem, the absence of boundaries in Nature, the idea that there are no limits but also the soft, comforting ending – “Embracing those that walk peaceful paths / Embracing those that do not’ – that seem to imply welcome and love have no limits either.
I especially love those last two lines.. so lovely whatever embrace nondiscriminatory.. the forest as a role model.. I like that.
No, God did not put walls in the forest; perhaps we all should learn a lesson from that! Smiles.
We have to be careful of the walls we build,
what protects us – also separates us.
I love the second stanza and also the last two lines of the poem. You’ve given me a lot to ponder.
the rain falls on the righteous and others, doesn’t it.
And the pages of God’s breath breathes effortless
without tress of bark withheld.. in spiraling way
of endless ..in power and without… this
Love is far beyond human love in
strength and love and
I really like this. Green forests are among my favourite places.
Insightful…love the deeper message with the willows embrace 🙂
I like the image of the roots venturing out in all directions. I often think about roots as a grounded/fixed idea, but you give them freedom and opportunities.
There are no walls indeed, and we embrace those who wants to walk in peace with us or not ~ Thoughtful write and I love your picture ~
Gorgeous photo paired with beautiful thoughts…God’s creation reflects His spacious grace.