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    No Direction

    Driving from the city their talk was friendly,
    bounded by civility.
    As the road writhed further, the bindings uncoiled and their skin shed.

    They walked along the ridgeline between east and west.
    The fog spilled their laughter in both directions
    and their faces were warmed by a rising dawn.
    Their words echoed the voice of the wilderness in unison.

    Into the ravine branches broke against their bodies,
    rock rolled beneath their feet,
    their sweat left a fresh scent.
    The canopy hid the sunlight
    losing them to the forest's shadows.
    Finally, they could look each other eye to eye.

    "Would you run away right now"
    the wolf's eyes glistened.
    "Aren't I already here?"
    The delicate bird hummed.

    Nature has no compass for direction.

    The wind howled through the canyon.
    They vibrated at the bareness of their souls.

    She touched her ring and remembered
    she was bound to another home.
    Last edited by Shadowlight; 05-31-2018 at 10:24 PM.

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    I really enjoyed your poem, Shadow! Well-written.
    Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty
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    Thank you Kiz_paws, Im glad you enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowlight View Post
    Driving from the city their talk was friendly,
    bounded by civility.
    As the road writhed further, the bindings uncoiled and their skin shed.

    They walked along the ridgeline between east and west.
    The fog spilled their laughter in both directions
    and their faces were warmed by a rising dawn.
    Their words echoed the voice of the wilderness in unison.

    Into the ravine branches broke against their bodies,
    rock rolled beneath their feet,
    their sweat left a fresh scent.
    The canopy hid the sunlight
    losing them to the forest's shadows.
    Finally, they could look each other eye to eye.

    "Would you run away right now"
    the wolf's eyes glistened.
    "Aren't I already here?"
    The delicate bird hummed.

    Nature has no compass for direction.

    The wind howled through the canyon.
    They vibrated at the bareness of their souls.

    She touched her ring and remembered
    she was bound to another home.
    Love LOVE this.

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