Chitwick in the Forest Down

On oldid parchment with blackink he writes
her
whilst he walks in Chitwick
in the forest down

He stands quite still with thought,

presses a flower fair between pages,
was once woven into
the life with
wooden tree,
into the life of earth

Strides the path made by leprechauns
and herded goat

Along the dirt walk grows green foliage
curtained with sun,

from whose forest roof it enters,
gently pushing aside
branch and leaf,
much like wind riding on
apprenticed clouds

He a poet is, pens about ‘her beauty
and how much he
loves her’

Feels her smile move across
his face,
moves
the wildflowers

Her world smells of ladyslippers
and forget-me-nots, watered
by summer rain from
distant lands

After, she crosses the gôd cyningwith
fingers tight on
mythical beast,

in the heavens, in the sky, it
gallops with thunderous
hooves

She whispers to the white
mythical beast, travels over
the whale-road to see

the sea,

all things mysterious and unsurveyed like hidden,
wooded dwells,

to Chitwick in the forest down
to be with him,
lived the happily ever after,
once upon.

Copyright © 01/10/2014 lance sheridan®

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24 comments on “Chitwick in the Forest Down

  1. MOMENTS says:

    Beautifully penned, Lance. I love the mythical element and the vivid imagery of your poem. Everything is lovely here. I especially like the lines of the poet:

    “He a poet is, pens about ‘her beauty
    and how much he
    loves her’

    Feels her smile move across
    his face,
    moves
    the wildflowers”

    And these lines have touched me:

    “Her world smells of ladyslippers
    and forget-me-nots, watered
    by summer rain from
    distant lands”

    Your poem resonates with me. I think this is one of my favorites.

  2. Loved this poem, subtle, interesting.

  3. Barbara Kasey Smith says:

    Loved this Lance, left me in awe at the amazing images bringing to mind moments of familiar times. You’re growing with every writing and this reader is mesmerized by its beauty. Barb:)

  4. tara caribou says:

    I came to express my deep love of this poem with the intent to share my favorite bits which were particularly wonderful and lo and behold they are all the exact same lines MOMENTS mentioned above. So… ditto what she said! Gorgeous work.

  5. May they indeed live happily ever after, Lance!

  6. I agree with all the above comments 🙂

  7. We experience this forest as if we were there with the poet. You capture the ephemeral and give it permanence, as well as meaning, Lance. That is a great gift.

  8. ortensia says:

    So romantic…it brought me back in time when my mom used to press flower for me in the books❤️

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