My Sanctuary

My Sanctuary short poem

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Slowly I walked into the coolness of the woods
Serene quietness punctuated by the calls of the birds
Scampering of squirrels amidst the moving shadows
Cast by the leafy canopy of boughs and leaves
As clouds play hide and seek with the sun above

Against the woody trunk of my old friend I lay
Beneath me a layer of leaves brown and scarlet
Relaxing in mind and body, a sweet surrender
To the fragrant scent of green, brown and yellow
Smell and sight merging into a delightful mix

A breeze, coming in from the north, blew its morning greeting
In reply, the boughs creaked, and leaves stirred from the night’s slumber
I succumb joyfully to the early warmth of the sun
And the soft caress of the falling leaves
My sanctuary till the evening comes.

Poet Note:
Most of us have a special place where we relax, let go of the daily stresses and find solitude. The woods would be a great place; a great sanctuary.

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From young, I have a love for the English Language and have been a voracious reader of novels, getting my fill from the British Council and later at the U.S.I.S. Clearly the writing style of UK and American authors is different.It is only about three years ago that I ventured into the world of poetry, and starting to pen my own poems. I find it gratifying and fulfilling to have an opportunity to put my thoughts, feelings and emotions into poems and haiku.
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Any beautiful calm place of beautiful nature, is my idea of a solitude needed for my thoughts to flow:)


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