Lost Forests — haiku

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Shimmering heat glare,
Mirage of cooling water,
Lost forests’ dry tears.
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Bear…08.01.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Old Woman Old Woman

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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
I am not all alone in these woods.
The forests are filled with dreams and memories
That I have cast away and tried too hard to forget.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
I am gathering back into my heart the
Flowing beauty songs of dead lovers and the
Blooming new growth of cast away dreams and pain.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
My wandering is my dance, my own memory dance,
Through forests of trouble and learning and work.
I am dancing through the veiled mists of time.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
I am gathering together the music of
Thrown away dreams and lost love songs,
I am dancing in the joy of remembrance and loss.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
Leave me now, please go. You cannot wander
Here, where my remembered life is too thorny.
I must gather my own lost song back together, dancing alone.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Dear Child Dear Child
Go, sing of your new life and struggles. Sing
With hope in your heart and litter the woods not with dreams.
Leave me. I must dance, weeping alone in the forest.
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Old Woman Old Woman
Why do you wander alone in the forest?
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Bear … 04.13.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint
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The Forest’s Call

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Siren call in the forest
Music beyond hearing
Colors beyond vision
Words beyond knowledge
Drifting in mist
Tangled in trees
Loa shushing whispering
Secrets beyond hearing
Dancing limbs here now gone
Fly swirling amongst thoughts
Reptiles moths birds
Dappled moving large shadows
Mossy greenness shading black
Calling calling to each other
Forest Loa singing ancient songs
Earthly beauty calling
Music beyond hearing
Siren call in the forest
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Bear … 03.21.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint
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