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Black and White Sunday #44 – A Walk in the Woods



When you walk through the woods,
I want you to see …
The floating gold of a bumble bee,

Rivers of sunlight, pools of shade
Toadstools sleeping in mossy jade

A cobweb net with a catch of dew
Treetop cones against the blue

Dancing flowers, bright green flies
And birds that put rainbows in your eyes.

When you walk through the woods,
I want you to hear …
A million sounds in your eager ear

The scratch and rattle of wind-tossed trees
The rush as a timid chipmunk flees

The cry of a hawk from the distant sky
The purr of leaves when a breeze rolls by

Brooks that mumble, stones that ring
And birds that teach your heart to sing.

When you walk through the woods,
I want you to feel …
That no mere human could make this real

Could paint the throb of a bullerfly’s wing
Could teach a wood thrush how to sing

Could create these wonders of earth and sky
There’s something greater than you or I.

When you walk through the woods
and the birches nod
Please, meet a friend of mine named God.

(Credit: The Boy Scout Trail)

My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop You Did What With Your Weiner, My Life in Blog Years and Dachshund Nola.

Unfortunately, WordPress.com doesn’t allow Java script so I can’t provide a direct link to the linky, but you can join here.

  1. July 21, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Love, love, love this picture 🙂

  2. July 21, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    That just makes me want to be there – both the photo and the poem!

  3. July 21, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Beautiful! Love the tall trees. Happy Black n White Sunday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  4. barkandchatter
    July 21, 2013 at 8:30 AM


  5. July 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    What a serene looking walk…

  6. July 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Great poem and pictures. Lovely start to the morning.

  7. July 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    great picture… and also looks like another relaxing walk… you guys live in scenic parts!

    • Mel
      July 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      Minnesota is quite lovely most of the time. 🙂

  8. July 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    What a great poem and your photo is a perfect match for it too… 😉

    • Mel
      July 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      Thanks Alex. I just knew it had to have a poem with it. 🙂

  9. July 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    You made my day! Lovely photo and poem too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Mel
      July 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      Well now you just made mine! Thank you!

  10. July 21, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    So beautiful!

  11. July 22, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    That is a wonderful photo Mel, lovely composition and lighting! The poem goes so well with it. I prefer the sepia, it looks so ‘olde worlde’ but love both versions of the photo, well done 🙂

    • Mel
      July 22, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      Thanks Sue. I think the sepia is my favorite one too. It seems to tell more of the story. So glad you guys are okay.

  12. July 22, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    your photos are ALWAYS so exquisite! The poem was completely beautiful too. Thanks for visiting me! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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