My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Celebrating the Wonder of Mother Earth


In the forest of my dreams.
The mighty pines are ever green.
Dappled shadows dance and twirl.
While sunshine warms the waiting boughs.
A bird sings sweetly in every tree.
Rainbow feathers to dazzle and delight.
Their background music,
the soothing rush of pristine streams.
Creatures of the forest, large and small.
Commune and cavort in harmony.
Danger not lurking in the shadows.
No hunger to appease.
No pain to avow.
Man’s presence:
 No longer a hindrance to this perfect sight.
Only there to stop, stare and wonder.
A time for reverence and restraint.
Lost for the moment, in silent prayer.
Rainy days bring a whole new view.
Clouds crown each leafy head.
Waiting for their share of nature’s crystal jewels.
While gazing through the forest green glass,
softens each perfect line.
Droplets falling…
But gently, so gently.
While in the distance, the thunder recedes.
The forest of my dreams.
Lives on forever.
A gift we give ourselves.
And saved for those to come.
Not the remains of passing reveries.
Finally allowed to rest and to renew.
 In celebration of Earth Day this past week and also the pleasure of awakening to the sound of much- needed rain this morning, I thought it would be nice to share this poem and photo again, from the archives. One of my favorites. In honor  of  our Mother Earth.  
Where would we be without Her?
“In The Forest of My Dreams”  © 2008 Geraldine H. Hartman
Photo courtesy of Flickr
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PS: If your weekend plans include spending some time in the kitchen, you might enjoy this latest post, over at Veggies…  🙂

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

6 thoughts on “Celebrating the Wonder of Mother Earth

  1. Your Earth Day poem is out of sight. Beautiful, sensitive, and so very rich. I swear I can smell those evergreens.

  2. Your poem is what the world should be like. If only….
    Absolutely beautiful.

  3. I missed it the first time, so I am glad to see it. The perfect world, I wish it could be. But, as you say, it is something to dream about.
    Just lovely, Geraldine.

  4. You conjured the perfect storm with your prose. I love the sound the rain makes falling off the leaves and the echo of thunder reveberating in the soul. “Waiting for their share of nature’s crystal jewels” is such a vivid phrase. The things we take for granted are such precious and beautiful gifts that should be treasured. *hugs* 🙂

  5. Hi Sandy, One of my favorite scents is real pine. I know of what you speak Sandy, thanks so much for your kind words.

    Hi Sel, My dream scene, perhaps heaven looks like this? Thanks dear Sel.

    Hi Sandy L, I miss blog posts so many times at some of my fav blogs. I think an encore now and then is fine. I appreciate your kind words Sandy, thank you.

    Hi Ruinwen, I was happy with this poem, that’s not always the case. And then I found the perfect photo to accompany. How I pictured my words. Thanks friend.

    Hugs and Happy Week to all of you, G 🙂

  6. This was great again, Geraldine. Thanks for commenting on my blog. It was great to hear from you.

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