Chamber of the Tall

 

Chamber of the Tall
Chamber of the Tall

A single leaf can be heard
falling in the forest,
as a silent yearning of growth abounds,
and as darkness descends and night apprehends
the last thoughts of the day,
moonlight will dust every leaf and bow,
and the lonely hoot of an owl will echo
in this chamber of the tall.

And all through the night,
as shadows cut the timbers
and move so slowly as moon arcs blue,
the owl will hunt and between the trunks
in agile flight pursue the nocturnal,
earthbound and weary, they forage,
forever looking above,
in the silence.

Stars glimmer through the spaces,
glittering gems atop the forest greenery,
as if to crown the scenery,
in purple haze and diamond wishes,
churning heavens in eternal vistas,
as life in struggle flows,
with hardly a sound to show,
vast and rich in shadow.

Time slides through the night,
one can almost hear the stretching trunks,
these yearning spires of glee,
ready to greet the new day,
to be all they can be, so tall and stoic they,
so old they cannot remember days,
just the turn of light,
the flickering sun and soft blue nights.

So still the slumbered life,
bedded in their earthy wombs,
nested rooms of warmth and safety,
hidden in nooks so stealthy,
to imbibe the quiet relief,
where thoughtless sleep does hold them firm,
to accept and learn what day has taught,
what night in peril discerns.

And the forest is silent,
no grief, no shadows dismayed,
just the stars on parade.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “Chamber of the Tall

  • October 2, 2018 at 2:15 AM
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    How I love the forest and you just provided a peaceful sojourn for me. The image with poem is lovely, Tony. Do you create your own images? You are doing such a fine work of art collection. Take care.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 2:34 AM
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    Thanks, Phyllis, no I collect the images from others on Minds.com who search the internet for spectacular photography and paintings. I just turn it into something else. believe or not I’ve done over a hundred of them so far and the inspiration just keeps on going as people post amazing shots. Some have the photographers name, but most don’t. I always tribute when I can, but no-one complains as it gives the shots another extended life on the site. Glad you enjoy them, Cheers!

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    • October 2, 2018 at 10:53 PM
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      Sounds like a great site to work on. I checked it out and it seems a bit too complex for me at this time. I am swamped with several projects on TCE, HubPages, and still editing that poorly written book I mentioned a few weeks ago. I hope to finish that editing soon. That surgery I had in March (April?) has left me with some sharp pains and nerve problems. I have to go back in for an evaluation. This has slowed me down in focusing on writing, and commenting. I try to keep up, but tire easily – and get little help in site management on TCE.

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  • October 3, 2018 at 1:20 AM
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    Try not to do more than you can manage: it’s not worth it. The Minds.com site is different, I’ve just created a niche for myself. More than 70,000 views now and doing between 204 thousand a day. great numbers, It’s not really a site for writing, although the ‘graphic poems’ seem to go over well. Anyway, I do hate badly written books for editing. I’ve had to do a few myself, and by the end, you feel like a ghost writer. lol Take it slowly and don’t worry. Your pains are probably just scar tissue. Hope that sorts out quickly. Take care, Phyllis.

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