My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

In The Forest of My Dreams and Crystal for OSI.


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 The Forest of My Dreams”  ©  Geraldine H. Hartman
Photo courtesy of:  Flickr
Crystal: My suggestion for the June 24th,  One Single Impression prompt.
PS: This is one of the poems included in my new poetry book: My Poetic Path.
I thought it was worthy of an encore, for this week’s OSI offering. 🙂

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 II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, 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: 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 (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

16 thoughts on “In The Forest of My Dreams and Crystal for OSI.

  1. This is a wonderful poem. One of my favorites from your new book.

  2. Geraldine,
    This poem and photo are very lovely.
    BTW, I have been enjoying reading your poems, on the bus on the way to work, I find they are a nice way to start the day.
    I love this book.

  3. This is beautiful, Geraldine, and congratulations on your poetry book. If I can ask, did you self publish? I’m toying with the idea to submit in the fall…Thanks so much for your visit today. I hope you’ll return and your blog looks yummy, too! I’ll enjoy!

  4. Forests came to mind when I thought of your prompt, crystals. Thanks for this distillation!

  5. Hi Joe, It’s one of mine too. 😉

    Hi Brenda, I’m glad you are enjoying my book. I find it so relaxing to read poetry too.

    Hi Iscotthoughts, Thanks so much. I published with CreateSpace and it was an excellent experience. If you go over to my review blog (see sidebar) I have a review of the whole experience posted there. Yes, I enjoyed your blog too. I will be back!

    Hi Sandy, Isn’t that cool. Great minds eh…. I’ll take it! LOL 😉

    Happy Weekend.

    Looks like another wet one here. A good time to be indoors cooking up a storm and working on a bunch of projects. That’s what I’ve got planned. And OSI on Sunday of course. Hope to see you there. G

  6. Geraldine,

    I love how the lines of dream and reality are blurred here. Lovely offering.


  7. A gift we give ourselves.
    And saved for those to come.

    Indeed. Excellent poem,.

  8. A place of mental refuge and quietude; lovely!

  9. wonderful photo and words!

  10. Now it’s the forest of MY dreams too….very lovely work

  11. Hi Deborah, Thanks for your kind words here friend and for your email. Will be in touch soon.

    Hi Tony, So glad you enjoyed this poem.

    Hi Harshad, It’s what the politicians seem to forget, and for those to come….that always leaves me wondering, when I see them with their young children or grandchildren and seemingly so little concern for the environment now and in the future. 😦

    Hi HW, Welcome and thanks so much!

    Hi Sandra, Thanks very much Sandra.

    Hi 4Joy, Mine too. 🙂 Welcome to MPP.

    Happy week everyone, G 🙂

  12. i’ll be the guide in this forest, i’ll protect it from the generations to come.
    lovely writing and pondering. hope the next generation can still witness this kind of beauty.

  13. I completely agree, worthy of an encore! bravo and beautiful.

  14. favorite part is the heart of it, at least for me: rainy days bring a whole new view. clouds crown each leafy head. waiting for their share of nature’s crystal jewels.
    i really like this place you take me to with this. lovely words. i’ve been absent, but it’s very nice to read your words again.

  15. Stunning you know how much I love al forms of water…and your words soothe themood

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