She admires the trees, not knowing how young they are.

Gone are the old souls, but she doesn’t know that, the stories she’ll never hear.

She takes a leash off her dog, he runs in the clearing, the meadow once there has vanished and the grass in the park will never turn to a summer’s golden brown.

The pond is peaceful, always is, always will be.

Still, there’s an essence, buried deep in her face, a look of recognition, a wilderness imagined.

The dog runs up to her, flustered, happy, drooling.

She handles a phone.

Snaps a picture of him under young trees, places the leash back upon his neck.



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15 Responses to Rewilding

  1. Ralph says:

    Bittersweet, bittersweet !

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  2. hannamccown says:

    I love the imagery. Beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Elan Mudrow says:

    Thanks so much!


  4. S.B. says:

    Lovely. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Beautiful imagery


  6. Jean Pike says:

    What a lovely and thought provoking poem. Very nice indeed.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. ivor20 says:

    Wonderful, I think we’ll have revisit in years to come, to see how the young trees are doing.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. bluerooster says:

    We need a few more old growth forests,don’t we? Not all older things are bad you know!


  9. Just Joan says:

    That brief glimpse, that moment of wildness before SNAP! it all falls apart. Or back together? When the old souls die, it is a loss to all of us, especially the young, who will never know how it used to be. 🙂

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  10. Elan Mudrow says:

    True Joan. Then I can’t help think that we are those youngsters. Note the sign in my pic, where the word “Rewilding” (On a government sign no less) is a made up “new” word. How can “we” rewild something without shaping it into what we want it to look like? Your comments are always perfect. Thanks again Joan.

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  11. dornahainds says:

    Ah,sweet nostalgia. Marvelous story telling. 😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀


  12. MacThule says:

    Artificial nature for lip-service naturalists. Engineered apologies to Gaia. Brief freedom for nominal companions. Real words painting a real picture of subtle fictions.


  13. How captivating, thank you.


  14. lalkaart says:

    Beautiful stuff ❤ !!

    Liked by 1 person

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