Poem: What is in the Forest?


What is in the Forest?

Written December 15, 2017


What is in the forest by the lake?
Ferns, flies, beetles, moths, dew,
Pine needles, grass, sunshine,
Feathers, bark, arbutus, rain,
Huckleberry bushes, tree sap,
Mosquitoes, moonlight, bluejays.
Crows, eagles, deer, bears,
Cougars, hummingbirds,
The talk of canoeists that echoes up from
Lake water and floats to the treetops.
Maps in the hands of walkers,
Voices and life memories,
Thoughts in their heads
That go from one step to the next,
On each trail root.

By Wendy Stewart

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