Running With The Forest


I cup my hands

Dipping them into

Cliff Creek…and am

Taken back… by

The clearness of the water

So, I peer into the forest, for

The creek’s source,

The Coast Range.

Realizing its spring is

So near the cliff, that

Plunges this newly born water

Into the Pacific.

In the form of

A small waterfall,

Harts Cove.

I hold handfuls of the stuff

That can’t stand still,

Dancing with the sun,

Reflecting through

The driest forest canopy I have

Ever seen…

Drinking mouthfuls,

Which will not make

It to the ocean

I’m greedy with my thirst

(It’s been dry for so long)

I’m here to quench the longing

Now, I must drink………..for

I stand between

Spring and falls, and as

I fill myself

A hiker passes me, noticing

My parched state

I say to him

“I’m sorry. I’ve been running.”




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16 Responses to Running With The Forest

  1. Wondrous, the way the past weaves into the poem’s present. Was that your intention?

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  2. graceatlas says:

    Love the photographs that accompany this piece.

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Glad I have a water bottle right beside me, because you made me feel your thirst!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. How inspiring. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. BeeHappee says:

    so beautiful …. my kind of poem. 🙂


  6. What great pictures! Lovely poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. This was really nice.


  8. pen4fantasy says:

    Rare are these walking waves that quench our thirst in their words itself…

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Beautiful images, I love the laughter of the rhythm, like water, whispers and taunts.

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  10. vivachange77 says:

    Soul-quenching poem. The picture is beautiful..

    Liked by 2 people

  11. xaranahara says:

    I agree with all comments mentioned above. Also, the imagery and use of words is astounding. As always. I am very glad that I follow your blog.


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