Poetry Friday: “with gratitude to the forest”

My wife and I took a brief journey through a local bog yesterday.

That probably sounds less than fascinating to you, but it’s a nice, short little nature walk that takes less than an hour to complete; the bog used to be a pasture, but Mother Nature had other plans and so it is now a huge land mass of wet, spongy mud and moss.

A couple of things caught my attention more than others; one were the white baby Truffula trees growing throughout the bog (bottom center). (See a short video of them here) The other was a small, barely-noticeable maple tree sapling that looked like a direction sign pointing everywhere:

So of course, I had to write a poem! And since I hadn’t written any haiku lately, I decided to do just that.

And even though you’re not supposed to title haiku, I titled mine because – well, just because.
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with gratitude to the forest

signpost points all ways
to lose one’s direction; kind
magenta gesture

– © 2021 Matt F. Esenwine, all rights reserved
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For more poetry, head on over to Laura Purdie Salas’ little home on the web, Small Reads for Brighter Days, where she is hosting today’s Poetry Friday roundup!

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10 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: “with gratitude to the forest”

  1. The video gave me the opportunity to hear your strong radio voice, Matt. I have never seen a bog so thanks for the video and photos. You lead us onwards but stopped to point out an all ways sign post. Love nature walks. I read this while riding the country roads of Virginia but got distracted by the beauty of the countryside. Glad I navigated another trip to your post.

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