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What is Your PLeasure?

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Elizabeth Santos
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What is Your Pleasure?
(A walk in the woods)

What is your pleasure, what do you desire?
Why do the wooded hills your spirit please?
You walk just as you did in ages prior
Disappearing in among the trees

Are you the one who stops to hear the sounds
To take a breath of earthy forest scent
To witness deer-print on the softened ground
Or follow creature paw the way it went?

Are you the one who leaves the trodden way
Stepping over log and shaded fern
To find a newness on an April day
Discovering the joy of spirit's yearn?

When lost among the song of meadow lark
How do you finally make your homeward way?
By mossy green on northern edge of bark?
Or filtered sun that points a fingered ray?

What is your pleasure, what do you desire?
In sorrow and in grief you disappear
And walk the wooded acres to inspire
A soul that's filled with anguish and with fear

You ask what is my pleasure in this strife?
-To find the things of great intrinsic worth
-To hear again the orchestra of life
-To breathe again the essence of the earth

Elizabeth Santos


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1 posted 01-08-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What is my pleasure? That's easy....reading anything by you! Another well done piece of work  
whiskey
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2 posted 01-08-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This was my pleasure a wonderful poem Liz but then all of your poerty is great  
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It was indeed a pleasure..
Femme's Father
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Now you've gone and did it! Made me homesick.
I didn't think anyone else but I loved and knew about the smells of the woods and the sweet sounds of the forest silence except me! Especially a lady..Wow! You painted such a picture of memories for me. I have lived in N.W. Ark. all my life until last spring when I moved to Dallas for a while{I hope].
I miss the essence of nature there more than anything else. People who live in concrete cities will never know what God gave them to enjoy..Thank you for the reminder again. You
must be as fragrant as nature itself to express "the moss on the north-side of the bark, wow, I am impressed that you know this.
May God bless you Liz!     james david
Elizabeth Santos
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Balladeer, Whiskey and Moonmoon, Glad it gave you pleasure. Thank you
Liz

James, There is no place like the woods. I have hiked them since I was very young. Of course, you must know about the moss, otherwise, how would you know your direction on a cloudy day? . If you sit still long enough it does become an orchestra of life. Glad you liked the poem. Thank you for your kind comment
Liz
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6 posted 01-08-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Very nice, my friend.
I, too, love a walk in the woods or
the swamp.
You know this Cherokee loves walking
the forest without disturbing anything.
Breathing in the essence of nature.
Thank you for a vivid picture.
Love ~Marge~
Seymour Tabin
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Elizabeth,
Sorry I found you on page three.
Today that's where natures left to be.
We must be visiting the same tide,
For I too wrote a poem of a hillside.
Your poem is exquiste as all of your work
Love Sy

hoot_owl_rn
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I absolutely love walking in the woods...brought some pleasant thoughts to mind  
Elizabeth Santos
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Marge and Hoot
Your answers don't surprise me. I would assume as such.
Thank you for your kind comments
Liz

Sy,
Seems our minds are syncronized
To forest leaf and ocean tides
Love ya,
Liz
Severn
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I grew up with the wilds as my playground - and they still hold my heart - they and the ocean for I was lucky to have both in my little slice of Paradise.

This poem is a gift Liz. Thankyou for it.

K
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11 posted 01-10-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for SnglDad   Email SnglDad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SnglDad

Mabey it`s because im new at this,but there seems to be alot of feelings in these writings.This is one that i can relate to.
Thank you for sharing this.This is the first
of your`s that i have read (because im new here)and I look forward to reading any more that you have written.

 God Bless

Martie
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A lovely walk in your mind Liz that pulls so much beauty from around that I feel I have been there while sitting in this chair.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 01-11-2000 07:04 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Kamla,
We are fortunate to have a traquility that we can always visit in our minds,
Thanks, dear
Liz

SnglDad
Thank you for your very kind comments and welcome!
Liz

Martie,
Thanks for visiting my woods
It's a very peaceful place
Liz
HelmutB
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14 posted 01-11-2000 02:54 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

This is very good
and yes I like to walk through wood'
But staying here online to long
all the trees perhaps are gone
so I shall log off and step outside
to see if trees are there or if there hide
If trees are there I will be back
And stare again here at my Nec
Yery nice poem I like it


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

 
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