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  Silent Wood at Nightfall
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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ďOn a lone winterís evening,

When the frost has wrought a silence.Ē



John Keats


A major snowstorm

Howling arctic winds

Now, the night is falling

And calm silence has set in


My wife, tucked in a blanket

My dogs, content by the fire

To visit the silent, frozen wood

I have a strong, compelling desire


I don warm boots and a heavy parka

And, I eagerly set out through the snow

The only sound, snow crunching underfoot

The forest so peaceful, the trees now all aglow


I stand here now, amidst a silent, frozen place

Not one sound, now reaching my straining ears

Not one single feathered songbird, now singing out

Not one sight of any living creature, not even a deer


Yet, I find great beauty and comfort, here in this place

In my mindís eye, I can still picture these woods, in spring

No matter the season of the year, or the temperature out here

This forest, and these trees, an inner peace to me, always bring

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©A Winterís Evening In The Wood, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 12/17/2010
So peaceful a scene and glad you enjoy nature so much.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 12/15/2010
such beauty and peace!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/15/2010
Stunning imagery, Ed! I totally agree with you....there's no place like being right smack in the middle of nature. We're planning a trip to my sister's cottage in the woods for New Years...and I can't wait!

Anna
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/14/2010
Ed,
There's nothing as great as that "strong, compelling desire" to visit "the silent, frozen wood"...it's a call, almost a vocation, for you're at one with what matters.

John
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/14/2010
Masterfully done Mr. Ed and I could feel myself there right beside you enjoying the solitude of winter's feast...
fee
Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/14/2010
At one with the world, of which society has not anaesthetised you from.
Such times really are living, awake!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/14/2010
I think we all have a place like that, you in your woods & I at the beach...keep well & warm...ed
Reviewed by Richard King 12/14/2010
Nicely said Ed. In my hometown, they are snowed in about now, school called off and few if any are finding it all this beautiful, but it will be much more beautiful as a memory. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 12/14/2010
And you painted a beautiful picture.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by D Johnson 12/14/2010
Ed, a lovely picture you have painted here...nicely done.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 12/14/2010
PEEWEE ...

"PICTURE POST-CARD PERFECT" ... MAGNIFIQUE! TK...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 12/14/2010
Through your words I can see and feel this beautiful evening in Nature. I can almost hear the silence. How serene and lovely!
Much peace, love and light,
Amber

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Where The Redwing Sings

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