Saturday, June 27, 2015

The forest loves us




When were you the happiest? I asked, She smiled and said "When we were lost in the forest". I remembered those times too. We would take our lunch and binoculars. We did not have to walk far into the trees before we found a magic land. As we ventured further in the silence surrounded us. Occasional shafts of light ventured through the treetops and the tweets and coos were heard but unseen. As we slowed our pace we could hear the tinkle of a stream and tentatively made our way to obey its beckoning. A small area lit by an opening provided by a fallen tree was where we rested. 

The wild ones silence was broken by our stillness. It was as though in approval the birds got back to work and flew over the water to catch insects or have a bath. Some chortled with laughter others cooed lazily as we moved not a limb. Suddenly there was a shuffle as an animal ambled through the undergrowth and started digging with its snout close to us to find food. It was an Echidna that looked up at us with his beady eyes, nodded his head and continued his quest for ants. You then said to me "It is so beautiful I feel like singing"

                                                Singing with the stream
                                                 Rippling happily along
                                                   The forest loves us


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33 comments:

  1. It is such a feeling to be embedded in the quiet of a forest. One can never get over the joy of peaceful moments.

    Hank

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  2. I like haibun and I love this one. I was caught up in the experience of the forest; then the beautiful closing haiku came as a bonus. and felt so right!

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  3. Such a beautiful haibun!!...forest seems to be an abode of love and peace here....

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  4. You are in a magical spot Robin. It was one of the best moments I think - to be in a special place with your loved one. Your secrets and stories are safe in the forest :-)

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  5. What a joyful piece...one of those treasured moments when reality seems more magical than dreaming..and makes you want to sing...

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  6. This is such a beautiful haibun :D

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  7. Warm and prickly greetings from the mossy floor dwellers!

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  8. Very nice haibun indeed - would have split the prose into two paragraphs for reader accessibility, but enjoyed very much, with very nice haiku at finish - a a lover of and liver-in forests my words are sincere!

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  9. Being lost in the forest cannot be a surreal experience. I enjoyed all of the details, getting lost in your words! I like 'rippling happily along.'

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  10. Ah there have been a few times I could be moved to singing - most likely it is just silent awe for me. The stream makes for some beautiful music

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  11. You have captured the awe a forest can bring.. I especially loved how you captured the sounds. A forest is like music.

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  12. mhm, lovely, there really is something about the forest :)

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  13. I would love to get lost in the forest too ~ Lovely haibun ~

    Grace

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  14. Sometimes when we are lost is when we find the most joy :-)

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  15. I recently took some hikes in the forest. You captured the serenity one finds there. I love your story and the haiky that ends it is beautiful. I felt like I was back with the animals and trees.

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  16. Yes. "The forest loves us." This was so beautiful to read and imagine, Robin. A lovely memory.

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  17. I adore this Haibun Robin...such a wonderful memory retold to delight the senses.

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  18. Good haibun
    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love..

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  19. I think I got lost in your lovely haibun the forest can be magical as it springs to life.

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  20. Sounds like the opening to a musical, complete with choreographed woodland animals!

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  21. This is beautifully penned Old Egg, loved it! :)

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  22. Old Egg,

    Thank you for sharing the beauty and the love of your forest adventures and discoveries. A delight to read...
    Eileen

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  23. This is pure enchantment. What a lovely haibun.

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  24. Such a perfect moment captured here!

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  25. Beautiful moments of embracing with nature...thank you for inviting in the forest stillness....

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  26. The forests love us... Do we love back? :(

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