BEAUTIFUL POEMS: “Wood notes” Pastoral interlude by Arthur Symons (from “Days and Nights”)


Come into the close shadow of the wood.

Here is cool quiet born of solitude,

Cool leafy caverns, murmurous as the sea’s,

when a breath blows across them. Here are these

lone alleys to the fitting footfalls known

of nymphs that haunt the silences alone;

divinest leisure, large as heaven or morn;

deep thoughtfulness of all ages born

whose shadows slumber in the central shade;

quiet delight; a pensive pleasure made

by that sweet sense of slumber that still leaves

a far-off air about the vacant leaves

an air of some palace walls that seem

to rise and sway in a remembered dream.

By Arthur Symons

from “Days and Nights”


Pictures of rainbow eucalyptus trees


5 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Amazing photos!


  2. johncoyote says:

    Artwork and words. Amazing.


    1. Thank you so much! I fell in love with this poem and I appreciate your feedback and your re-blogging 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. johncoyote says:

        Was my pleasure and you are welcome.


  3. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.


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