Little Nook in the Woodlands

Little Nook …

little nook

I sat on a bank near a chilly brook
That bubbled slow over moss covered rocks,
Under the shade of a huge mighty oak,
Watching a pair of beautiful goshawks,
While listening to the woodpecker knocks,
That echoed all throughout this little nook,
In the cozy home of sticks and twigs nest,
The goshawks settled into quiet rest.

Across the brook under the goshawk tree,
Scurrying back and forth, a gray squirrel,
Gathering something so good with great glee,
To store away in his private tree drey.
Laying on my soft blanket beside me
Was my poem book about a faerie girl,
Each day I like to write another poem,
And imagined this little nook her home.

I wondered where she would settle and live
Somewhere within this peaceful little nook,
What is it in today’s poem I should give
To this little faerie in my poem book.
To give her a name she would not forgive,
So I will not write it down in this book,
I cannot give her a sweet lovely name,
It is her secret, t’would not be the same.

As I gazed round the little nook so dear,
My feet seemed to want to taste the water,
Scooting down closer to the brook so near
I dipped in my toes, began to totter,
Quickly I lifted my feet, for the fear
Of falling in the chilly brook water,
I slid in the brook, began to wriggle,
Then I swear I heard a faerie giggle.
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© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

10 thoughts on “Little Nook in the Woodlands

  • May 8, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    Excellent imagination Phyllis. I loved it. Sounds like a super serene place to rest and be one with the world. Good piece ~Paul

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    • May 8, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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      Thank you, Paul. It would be a super serene place, yes. The beauty is we can go to such a place anytime with imagination. So glad you appreciate it.

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  • May 8, 2017 at 10:48 PM
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    And what a nook. The picture too is perfect, beautiful. Some lovely phrasing and imagery seen through the eyes of beauty, great work Phyllis.

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    • May 8, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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      Thank you so much, Tony. Your comment means a lot to me. So glad you enjoyed it. I was happy to find that picture, for it was in my inner vision. Thanks, dear friend.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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    Imaginative and so delightful. Thank you for taking me on your lovely poetic journey.

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    • May 9, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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      Thank you, John. That rhyme sequence is from a poem by W.B. Yeats. I found it a few months ago and really like it, it took me quite awhile to figure it out. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  • May 9, 2017 at 12:54 PM
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    A relaxing piece indeed with a fun frolicking tempo – and I love the last line…giggle

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    • May 9, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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      Aww! Thanks Ralph. I often escape into relaxing places like the little nook. Glad you like it. I love the giggle line, too, and really thought I heard her giggle when I wrote that. It sounded like small chimes.

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