In deepest thoughts we wander
aimless and quietly into the forests of yesterday,
the heights shrouded in fine mist
and our memories hang high in the canopy tops,
barely filtered by the light of waking morn.

Staring into the grey shaded fog
as ghostly clouds linger casting shadows,
we reach in and move the images about
seeking meaning where we can see clearly.

How did we come to be here,
in this place where translucent snapshots move
in and out of focus,
the mind a panoramic camera with a cracked lens
distorting the sights
and bringing to the surface the sounds
of a deep breath exhaling.

As the tiniest twigs snap beneath our feet
a form stops to gaze,
with wide eyes waiting for movement
we linger in the past
then turn silently away,
move down the path unseen
leaving an echo of peace
in our departure.

32 thoughts on “Shrouded

  1. I think that’s why I love to write, at the time, the memories were horrible but I put them in the mind sifter and find the gems πŸ™‚ the rest just fall away to be left at the bottom of the puddle ❀ think good things as thoughts become things ❀


  2. thank you my friend, I was reminded of a place I used to live, the joy of walking the woods and encountering the nature unexpectedly, a heart blessing each moment out there ❀ peace and love, K

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  3. thanks Val, and thank you so much for the reblog. Sorry it took so long to get back to you with my thanks. Christmas decorating had to be completed…argh! Finally sitting down to write πŸ™‚ peace and love, Kim

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  4. I love the metaphor of the snapping twigs alerting the creatures in the forest of the mind.This is another compelling composition.

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