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The Forest is Still

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June 9, 2021
The Forest is Still by AutumnDani
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The night

the forest whispered,

And offered us its guide -

The night the stars

went hollow,

Without a reason

or a rhyme


We watched -

We were astonished -

The sky burned

Pink and red


It fell to the Earth

Like shards of glass -

And pushed us

Past the edge


The night

the forest whispered,

And offered us its guide -

The night the stars

went hollow,

Was the night we truly died

From the forthcoming poetry collection 'In Darkness, We Only Dream of Light.' Due out 2021. Hardcover, paperback, and Nook through Barnes and Noble Press, and Kindle through Amazon KDP. Links to follow once published.
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LindArtz's avatar

Nice work!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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AutumnDani's avatar

Thank you so much! I certainly wasn't anticipating that. ~ A.

Barosus's avatar

Very cool! This reminded me of a snippet from "The Awakening" by Jeff Johnson:

"Fear life

Rather than death

For it is in life

That we sleep

The slumber of death

But it is in death

That we rise

To the awakening

Of life"

AutumnDani's avatar

That’s awesome. ;P

Barosus's avatar

That is why it has stuck in my head for over 30 years. lol It also helps that on the album he has those lines read by a guy who has one of those cool "wizard voices."

AutumnDani's avatar

I’ll certainly have to give it a listen. :D

Barosus's avatar

Let me see if I can find a link for you. Don't expect too much. It was from 1987 on Jeff's own private label. I managed to find it, but it was not easy. The whole song is actually two tracks that fade into each other. The poem "The Awakening" is the second part of the whole track "One of These Days/The Awakening." Since the whole piece is over 7 minutes long, I took the liberty of starting with just the ending bit that houses the poem.

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