Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, but I just got back from an 11-day camping trip, and although I thought I’d be able to post something during that time, plans didn’t work out. (Spotty Internet and getting distracted with the forest)
Anyway, here’s a poem I wrote that was inspired by John Masefield’s poem Sea-Fever. I recommend reading it, because it’s one of my personal favourites. Enjoy this poem!
I must go into the forest again, into the fragrant trees.
And all I ask is a cool, bright day with a calming, noisy breeze,
And the green smell and spotted sun and the dark limbs swaying,
And the black crow and the dry leaves and the frantic squirrels playing.
I must go into the forest again, for the call of the pathless woods
Is a fair call and a sweet call that I wouldn’t ignore if I could.
And all I ask is strengthened legs and feet to move me on,
And a sense of peace and solitude when the warm sun is gone.
I must go into the forest again, to the life of a vagabond,
Where nature is your enemy who sings a friendly song.
And all I ask is a gypsy lilt from a cheerful fellow-wand’rer,
And health and joy and discoveries as we run on over yonder.
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Hope you have a wonderful day!
Copyright 2017. Original poem by Kimba