The Voice of the Woods

A Poem By Tori // 2/23/2009

The trees wave their welcoming branches,
The woodpecker calls in his sweet little tune.
The grass sways, and the mice gather 'round
I will welcome the voice of the woods very soon.

Wandering farther than I know I should be,
My head screams at me, "Go back! Go back!"
But my heart and the trees call me forward,
Drawing me along the unknown track.

I climb up one old, lonely tree,
So old I'm surprised it still stood.
And I tilt my head back and I close my eyes,
And I listen to the voice of the woods.

I breathed in the air all around me,
Sensing the wood of my tree.
And I hear the whispers calling my name,
Telling my heart and my soul to break free.

The sky turned dark, and the shadows grew long,
And I sorrowfully climbed from my tree.
I turned back home, walking away,
Yet the voice of the woods was still calling to me.

Comments

"And I tilt my head back and

"And I tilt my head back and I close my eyes/ And I listen to the voice of the woods."

Great piece, Tori.
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"Elves and Dragons! Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you. Don't go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you'll land in trouble too big for you." — Hamfast Gamgee (the Gaffer)

Clare Marie | Tue, 02/24/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

thx

thanks-you don't know how hard to write this poem was!!

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Tori | Tue, 02/24/2009

“Oh Ronnie! I can’t believe you’re a prefect! That’s everyone in the family!” said Mrs. Weasley.
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?”
–George Weasley

"My head screams at me, 'Go

"My head screams at me, 'Go back! Go back!'/But my heart and the trees call me forward" was my favorite line.
Lovely.
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Anna | Tue, 02/24/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

thx

thanks!
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"Dancers are the Athletes of God"-Albert Einstein

"Preach the Gospel. Use words if nesscesary." Anonymous

"Jesus is like Tide. He washes away what others leave behind." Anonymous

Tori | Tue, 02/24/2009

“Oh Ronnie! I can’t believe you’re a prefect! That’s everyone in the family!” said Mrs. Weasley.
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?”
–George Weasley

This is a lovely poem. As

This is a lovely poem. As much as I prefer the city to the country, I always love poems about quiet undisturbed places, so, naturally I like this poem. It has good rhythm too.

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women. --Little Women

The Brit | Tue, 02/24/2009

ya...

yeah, hopefully it's not that bad, it was such a pain to write!
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"Dancers are the Athletes of God"-Albert Einstein

"Preach the Gospel. Use words if nesscesary." Anonymous

"Jesus is like Tide. He washes away what others leave behind." Anonymous

Tori | Tue, 02/24/2009

“Oh Ronnie! I can’t believe you’re a prefect! That’s everyone in the family!” said Mrs. Weasley.
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?”
–George Weasley

So nice it almost makes me

So nice it almost makes me forget how much
I have suffered in the woods. Almost, not quite.
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Keri | Thu, 02/26/2009

What?

You have suffered in the woods?

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"Dancers are the Athletes of God"-Albert Einstein

"Preach the Gospel. Use words if nesscesary." Anonymous

"Jesus is like Tide. He washes away what others leave behind." Anonymous

Tori | Thu, 02/26/2009

“Oh Ronnie! I can’t believe you’re a prefect! That’s everyone in the family!” said Mrs. Weasley.
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?”
–George Weasley