Walk in the Shade of the Wood

If you can’t see the trees for the forest,

then walk in the shade of the wood;

it is there that your heart softly lingers

when you feel that you’re misunderstood.

Breathe  pine-scented breaths while the lichen

caresses the trail at your feet;

there God’s song of welcome entices,

where breezes and bird chorus meet.

16 comments on “Walk in the Shade of the Wood

  1. Melody, I loved this poem and the great accompanying visual. While you posted this, I found a similar theme in our present travels in an unexpected way.


  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh Melody, you’ve outdone yourself, truly!! Lovely, and more–like a psalm. God bless you–love, Caddo

  3. You’ve captured the healing balm of the Lord’s creation perfectly in this post and involved all the senses! I love being outside… ~ Wendy

  4. Glenda Mills says:

    Recouping from a six day travel and have missed your musings. A balm for the soul!

  5. snowbirdpress says:

    I was out all day “slaying dragons”… but before turning in tonight, I couldn’t resist stopping for a short walk in the shade in your woods. Many thanks.

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