Moss in the forest
Unsure of his direction, he sought the sun.
Long gone, the shadows of treetops teased the moon.
No compass but your own, said the fox, bright eyed in the dark,
and vanished after a shrew, under a holly bush.
Sounds suggested purpose elsewhere, sharpening his gloom.
The clock ticked, and ticked again.
It was suddenly cold.
In the morning, his neighbours found a new tree in the forest,
covered with moss.
My contribution to this week’s Thursday Poet’s Rally – free verse.
Thank you for the Perfect Poet Award – you can find the other winners here.
I nominate Emily Jane.
Here’s a little haiku about poetry for Jingle.
a grey world eats everyone.
You make it such fun!
Love that its a visual moment in time!
very enjoyable…Happy Rally !
Great imagery!! Lovely poem.
the ending is cool,
visual and lovely imagery.
have fun in the rally.
hey bill, sumthin’ wrong?
yup tom, there’s sumthin’ funny
with this firewood
Sounds very quaint & beautiful..subtle too
Lovely picture you have painted deep in the woods amongst the creatures of the Earth.
this is awesome… i love the imagery that your poem has created. 🙂
reads like a wonderful fairytale. loved it.
‘No compass but your own’ fabulous wording. I could almost feel the moss for myself…..
Kind of mysterious.
I do love this.. Wonderful imagery.
Very strong image, and seems very metaphorical.. I enjoyed this one, thanks.
Something so simple, but you’ve put it in such beautiful words! Lovely imagery and some hidden meaning I think? 😉
Congrats on the award!
I love the imagery of the fox. thank you
lovely! congrats on ur well-earned award :))
Oh my goodness thank you so much for the nomination! This poem is great, congrats on the award. Love the fox.
Great imagery. It’s so timeless.
Appreciate your participation at poets rally,
Please return favor to poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially,
Bless your day.
LET US KNOW VIA COMMENTING AFTER YOU ARE DONE.
Hi Jingle – have done my best and tried to get round all!
Love the rich imagery of this poem. Beautiful nature writing.