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~ So Ever Green ~

~ So Ever Green ~

I like the green, the dark and lime
Of the woods behind my home
A place where silence sings
Born from the traffic-jams of my youth
I like the green, the leaves moving
From the winds so soft and caressing
So unequivocally tall and proud
These trees, so ever green...

They overwhelm the curvature of silence
And beckon me to see between
Deep into the coolness of the shadows
And beg of me to listen hard
To listen just below
Into the place where slow things move
Slower still, to things that grow
Where I become
The life that breathes
In the woods behind my home...

It isย here I give rise to my song
Where words are my source
And observation its blood
The green of these trees
Have become the cul-de-sac
At the end of a very long road
A place I can finally nap
Where I can finally find true rest
For these truly weary bones
In the woods behind my home...

Tony Taylor

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Edward Williams

Tony I also have woods behind my home .. itโ€™s kinda a norm where I live so we kinda take it for granted sometimes .. I love how you are soo loving of your woods and I can soo relate to this and even reminds my what we have all around us weโ€™re i live ... some times I forget how special it really is
even tho Iโ€™m so attached ,I grew up in the woods.

but sometimes we can get used to it soo much we forget itโ€™s valueย 

same as the ocean I live surrounded ย  by beautiful beaches ..and itโ€™s just normal ..
but sometimes I read peopleโ€™s poems about the ocean and it reminds me of whatโ€™s in my back yardย 
Thanks for such a reminiscence of everyday beauty ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
Eddy

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Tony Taylor

Hi EDDY!!.....thanx man...... it's crazy isn't it...... how you can live surrounded by beaches and water.... and yet..... somehow forget that beauty itself IS your home!!?... like you said..... the normality of it just seems to grow on you until you just wind up taking it for granted!!..... so happy I was able to remind you brother!!...... Lots of Love to you and yours!!......thanx again!!...... Peace n Stuff!!.......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค

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Imtisal Fatima

Wow, Tony!
Here is such a nice peaceful and soothing poem :)

Into the place where slow things move
Slower still, to things that grow

This was absolutely brilliant! You captured the nature of natureย brilliantly and you have such an appropriate picture to go with this beautiful poem :)
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Tony Taylor

Thank you MITSALI!!...I REALLY like that picture too!!....I SO appreciate your pointing out two of the best lines in the whole poem!!....... stay groovy dear poet sister!!......I am your cyber-friend and admirer!!......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T!ย  I love that you are appreciative of where we live in our new home...I too love all the greenery and peace of the woods and birds and creek....It is the perfect setting to be inspired to write, play your guitar, find respite, a place to think and just enjoy nature.ย  I love the imagery and descriptive words you use to create this very special place.....that just happens to be our home!ย  Beautiful job!ย  xoย  I love you and our new home..... ;)

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Tony Taylor

Hey Sweetheart!!...... Me Too!!...... what can I say....... Me too!!..... definitely works for my music and for time with my honey!!...... big smiles!!........T xo โคโคโคโคโคโœด๐Ÿง

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Tony Taylor

Thank you DARKLY!!......I too Love that image!!.......thanx for reading my friend!!..... smiles......T xo ๐Ÿงโœดโค

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Wayne Stubbs

Absolutely beautiful Tony! I want to go there! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ fantastic choice of words, for the reader to inhale everything that you're projecting ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ โ˜ฎ&๐Ÿ’œ brother! โœŠ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Greg Etsell

what great poem I don't have the woods by me orย  the sea but miss tham
I hope youread my poems as well oh well xxoo

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Abhigyan Shanker

This is just so good man! There is so much to relate to...and really I realised so many aspects that were hanging about unnoticed... I really loved this ''your version of the greens' <3

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John Prophet

This one sings to me Tony, being an outdoor guy myself ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผย 

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