Treasure Island

Mark R Slaughter


As I ventured to the Wood


As I ventured to the wood,
I stopped to draw on dewy air; let
Droplets shimmer in my hair, that
Rested on my tranquil head – as
In a sense of cosy bed.

As I ventured to the wood,
A gesturing cuckoo perched above,
And then in song with cooing dove,
‘You're welcome’, bade he, ’Enter please
To roam our land with gentle breeze.’

As I ventured to the wood,
A fallow deer of limpid eye
Gave care to glance at lucky I.
The heavenly aura 'bout her glow had
Charmed me, like a fine Bordeaux.

As I ventured to the wood,
A dazzling flower waved her face
In blazing show of dance and chase, and
Reddened bright in shade of dawn, she
Flirted like a prancing fawn.

As I ventured to the wood,
A butterfly had graced my arm,
And knowing I bid him no harm, he
Splayed for me hypnotic wing in
Colours for to urge me sing!

As I ventured to the wood,
The radiant sun shone down on me.
He flushed and beamed ‘I say to thee,
You bless your land; be filled with pride, and
Cherish e’er yon countryside! ’





Copyright © Mark R Slaughter 2009
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Nature, nature, Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature,
Nature, nature, Nature, nature, Nature, nature,

Submitted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, May 04, 2011

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  • Ron Flowers (3/30/2009 6:39:00 PM)

    Mark, this is only the third poem of yours that I've read. This one is simply beautiful. I love the way you write. I can't read them today, but I plan to read all 88 of them.

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  • Jack Price (3/23/2009 8:51:00 PM)

    I can see how much you have enjoyed the outdoors with your wonderful discription of the things all around you. It is so easy to place yourself inside this poem and take that stroll as well. This is a wonderful poem. This is one for my favorite poems list. I want to come back to this one again and again. Thanks Mark! (Report) Reply

  • Laurena Willetts (3/3/2009 5:38:00 PM)

    this is such a beautiful poem.wonderful imagery.have just astartd reading your work and i am truly captivated. (Report) Reply

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