CHAPEL IN THE WOODS
“THE COMPANIONSHIP OF TREES”
This morning I went to the forest
To visit a place that I know.
I call it “chapel in the woods”,
When I’m troubled, It’s where I go.
Great hemlocks towering to the sky.
Their canopies grown together,
Give shelter to those that linger here
From that of inclement weather.
While resting my back against hemlock
I ponder my thoughts of this day.
Sharing space with flora and fauna,
Listening to what is conveyed.
The choir is made up of songbirds
That sing to a cool Autumn breeze,
And rustling leaves in the tree tops
Have only the forest to please.
I came for solitude and silence
And companionship of the trees.
I leave with a peace in mind and heart.
A gift from the birds and the breeze.