Silver Falls Conference Center, Oregon
A week ago I was at the SCBWI-OR Fall Writing Retreat. My first time and it was a dream. I found this poem at Poetry Foundation. The week I have had? I want to return to the clearing in the woods.
A Clearing in the Woods
by Thomas P. Lynch
You have come into a clearing in the woods
and want to live your life out, here, alone,
joyous and remote among the catbirds
letting the light fall on you and the shade
in hourly changing angles as a grace
endlessly descending among tree limbs
while growing in you is the will to grow
mindless of the niggling everyday
profusion of detail by which you know
the rest of the poem can be read HERE.
Poetry Friday is at Liz in Ink. Thanks, Liz.
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