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Clouds of Memories

I have stumbled across a new passion: writing. It is proving to be insightful and rewarding.


The almighty red bird,
Always wanting to be heard!
Loudly singing a cheery song,
Early in the morning but not for too long.

As the sun rises silently over the horizon,
The grazing animals are the mighty bison.
Feeding on the prairie grasses,
I spy them through my fancy glasses.

The forest in the distance speaks softly to my soul.
I turn towards the trees and walk the timber of old.
Feeling the embrace of mother earth and father time,
I now know I’m safe and protected with love sublime.

I inhale the fragrance of pine, fir, and evergreens tall.
Their branches sway in the wind as their needles fall.
I thank the universe for mother earth and father time.
I am grateful to the deities for each springtime.

As I’m taken to the past I’m told to lie down. Remember the future, I will be there when the leaves turn brown. Listen to chords of chanting in this woodland space, your memories move on and clouds take their place.


© 2020 Laurie S Novak


Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on June 06, 2020:

Thank you Ann! I try.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 06, 2020:

Wonderful! I like how you take a different form for the last verse, prose with a rhyme! It works so well.


Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on May 24, 2020:

Thank you Dora. Appreciate your feedback.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 24, 2020:

Thanks for sharing your beautiful rendezvous with nature. You touched all the senses with life.

Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on May 21, 2020:

Thank you Ruby Jean! Appreciate your taking time to read it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 21, 2020:

This was very beautiful!

Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on May 21, 2020:

Thank you, Lorna! I appreciate your taking time to read it and commenting.

Lorna Lamon on May 21, 2020:

A beautiful poem filled with the wonder of nature. I loved the last verse in particular which tied the poem together.

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