Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Forest Oneness
By Don Iannone

Forest green,
Whole,
Abundant with life,
Overflowing with beauty,
Filling all who receive it
without judgment or question,
Healing what is broken--
inside and out,
Asking nothing in return,
Expecting only that we experience what is there,
without imposing anything,
or taking anything away,
except for our experience.

Suddenly the trees disappear,
and I see myself as a part of it all.

26 comments:

Poetry by Kai said...

nice.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kai.

Kathleen said...

absolutely lovely Don!.....

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kathleen. This was a poem that hit me during an afternoon hike yesterday.

Gangadhar said...

Simply great,Don..

And Don, can u pl do me a favor? Pl edit my url on ur blog to
http://ganga.wordpress.com

thank you

ufukhati said...

don,

"suddenly the trees disappear" (don)
the bees are hovering my hair.
(dm)

Don Iannone said...

Gangadhar...thank you, and I justr made the link change. Thanks.

Ufukhati...thank you. Bees it is.

samuru999 said...

Really beautiful poem
... I felt like I was there on
the afternoon hike that inspired
this poem ... so peaceful
Thanks for the welcome back Don.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Margie. How is your re-entry after vacation?

Anonymous said...

Loved your words..nature has blessing and we are not aware of its beauty and why they existance

Nasra

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Nasra. You are so right.

Ghost Particle said...

hence the forest is in our imaginations only...sad it might be jsut like that one day.

Nicely described.

Don Iannone said...

GP...perhaps we are in nature's imagination?!? Thanks.

samuru999 said...

Don,
A little tough going this morning
... I like vactions too much.
Still wanting to be there instead
of here...
In a few days it will be better.

dumbdodi said...

Healing what is broken--inside and out...Beautiful like always

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dumbdodi. It's often both.

Nick Zegarac said...

A very rich tapestry of images colliding in one poetic thought. Very soothing, yet dramatic and intense.

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Nick. Nice of you to say so.

gautami tripathy said...

the way we are destroying our environment, it will soon be true

polona said...

i love this one!
forest does have a healing effect on me...

Pat Paulk said...

We are all part and parcel of life. Enjoyed the read!!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat. Hope YOU are well.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Gautami and Polona. May we design our lives in line with nature. Blessings.

defiant goddess said...

Stunning!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Renee.

Imemine said...

Yes, we should see the forest inspite of the trees.

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