Getting Lost in the Woods on a Wintry Day
by Jerry Bolton
Friday, June 15, 2012
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With my deepest apologies to Robert Frost . . .
These woods have made myself be lost,
And all around me there is frost.
I stop and listen but do not hear,
I believe I have disappeared.
I was just out for a quick stroll,
Although the weather is quite cold.
Oh, between the woods and my house,
I fear I am lost as a mouse.
Though lost, the woods they speak to me,
And they have told me I am free.
There is a sigh through oak and pine,
Says I don't have to toe the line.
These woods are mine to keep and hold,
And if I may Sir, be so bold,
I'll go on my way, lightly trod,
Though lost I smile, you find that odd.
The snow has started falling now,
Up to my knees, ahead I plough.
My step is straight, no longer lost,
I have good cheer I shall defrost.
©June 14, 2012 / Jerry Pat Bolton
My Mother's Revenge
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|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|My favourite Robert Frost poem....whose woods these are I think I know......Your poem was wonderful too, Jerry...loved the wit and rythmic flow....awesome!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|I think even children would enjoy this wonderful poem Jerry. I certainly did!|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Getting lost in the woods sounds to be scary for me, but to do so in the snow sounds oh so relaxing...e|
|Reviewed by Ruan Burke
|This is a whole new view from you here, Jerry. I like it very much.
Uplifting and Absorbing - Spell-binding even.
|Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
|There is much wisdom in the trees, they are also the soldiers in life that protect us Jerry. For now "My step is straight, no longer lost,"
This one touches my soul, lovely Jerry
Love and Light
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|So Very Delightful *Jerry* of your lost and
found journey..such is the poet of You, we
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|You have defrosted Robert! Perhaps, defrocked him? I love that line, “lost as a mouse.” As though mice go around their daily rounds lost most of the time.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|A very different style from your "normal" offerings and thoroughly enjoyable. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Laura Fall
|Truly a meaningful write Jerry written so remarkably in such perfect rhyme as always my friend great poetry Laura
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|Very enjoyable ....loved it...still miles to go before you get lost...keep writing... Love and best wishes,neerja :)|
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
You just keep getting better and better every day!! This is love. Robert Frost was one of my favorite writers during my high school years. My fave of his is The Road Not Taken, my fave of Jerry is this poem...Amazing work my friend!!
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|Contains admission and courage; "And they have told me I am free." carries a good big message. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|Determination is a virtue, and you and nature seem to understand that perfectly. Don't forget your mittens.|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Jerry, I have a book titled EARLY FROST on my desk at this very moment and in my estimation, though he is likely more widely known and read, your poetry suffers not by comparison.
Much enjoyed, Dick
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
continue on following your own trail you know the way, I will enjoy reading about it.