For my prompt at Wednesday Muse and for the Wednesday Motif at Poets United – Solitude


“Don’t be afraid to walk alone. Don’t be afraid to like it.” Zhangjiajie

walking through the woods alone
I revel in the sounds of the woods –
birds, leaves rustling, small creatures scrabbling.
I hug the solitude to me
like I would a lover.


copyright kanzensakura


Rainy Woods

For Kim’s prompt on Real Toads, seizing the day, getting it down.  She gives us three poems. This is the one that inspired me:
And the days are not full enough
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like a field mouse
Not shaking the grass. by Ezra Pound

Rainy Woods
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.” Langston Hughes

Stepping into rain
the walk leads past autumn woods –
the only sound is the rain tapping on the fallen leaves.
Off to the left a fox runs, tail down.
I stand and watch the rain dripping from the leaves
then I continue on my walk,
breathing in the scents of rain and rotting leaves.

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