In this poem I have riffed on a line from ‘Sometimes’ by David Whyte the line is: “Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest.”
“If you go off into a far, far, forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected to everything.” Alan Watts
In The Forest Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, you might just hear your own dreamings in the wind rustled leaves, or see the loud beauty of a dew drop preserved in such silence, it is pristine at noon, perhaps too the interventions of the raven's musings might raise resonance of feeling, like the touch of damp humous to the nose, or moss to the skin, eucalyptus flavoured rain drops splattering from leaves, sending memories, inspiring ideas, leading me onwards. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®️ Below is Whyte's poem: Sometimes by David Whyte Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest breathing like the ones in the old stories who could cross a shimmering bed of dry leaves without a sound, you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests conceived out of nowhere but in this place beginning to lead everywhere. Requests to stop what you are doing right now, and to stop what you are becoming while you do it, questions that can make or unmake a life, questions that have patiently waited for you, questions that have no right to go away.