The music of the Forests

At the threshold of imagination
My febrile spirit shudders
Caught in a sickness of wonder
For all that the mind can dream,
Is but a ghost of what nature has birthed.

Winter in Japan

What is there to know of harmony,
That the hidden vales of the far East do not
Where the hanging forests drape hills in verdant glee
And geysers steam the pools in winter’s pot

Aokigahara forest in Northwest Japan.
In the shadow of Mt Fuji.

Aokigahara
A home for ailing spirits
Closer to the Veil
.

Where else can I better learn of mystery
Than the creeping vines of Asian mangroves
Their watchful knowledge and secret legacy
Root, branch and leaf; All with a different story

Sundarban forest in India.

Sundarban mangroves
Light finds rest in your shadows
Unjudged and reborn
.

If I sought to find the virtues of grace
I’d look no further than home, to the basins of Africa
Where one can belong, and yet be unique
Where giants and minnows, can find an equal place

A part of The Congo rainforest in far West Uganda.

Congo canopies
A Level for all to thrive
A Utopia
.

Dreams do not hold the patents to fantasy
For the coral underwater forests exist
And how I long to see those divergent colonies
Lush with no modesty, dangerously exquisite

The Great barrier reef in Australia.

Belize and Barrier
Reefs that hold infinite fates
Beauty with purpose
.

For the relics and richness of history
I’d risk an expedition to the heart of Europe
None may resist the realms of the Fey and their enchantments
Lest for fear of the dark lands and their entrapments

The black forest in southwest Germany.

Call of the veiled woods
Promising legend and fame
A new Brothers Grim
.

If I forgot the miracles of the new world
Then I’d suffer to lose the wisdom of the redwoods
Ancient beyond reckoning
Old when the world was new

The redwood forests of California.

Trees of the heavens
To see you, is to love you
Oh, my swooning soul
.

Alas, the greatness of the Amazon
Unrivaled in diversity
Teeming with life yet to be discovered
Carrying the burden of an asphyxiating world

The Great Amazon forest in Brazil.

Refuge of nature
Rivers sculpted by the gods
A divine blessing
.

Much I’ve mentioned
And yet but a fraction
A tidbit of the wonders
And the music
From the forests of this world.

The first step to saving them is loving them.

Β© judeitakali


I pray this stirs some love in us all.
I also hope you enjoy the poetry, and all the haiku in bold italics.
I’d love to know your thoughts on it.

P.S.
Be sure to check in on this month’s issue of The Saturday Symphony (First Kiss) and join in to be featured in the March edition.

70 Comments Add yours

  1. michnavs says:

    I love your haikus Jude and your post is such a delight

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Michelle 🧑

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  2. Sadje says:

    A fantastic ode to this amazing world of ours. Well done jude

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Sadje

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  3. LaDonna Remy says:

    Beautiful poetry and photos.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much LaDonna

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      1. LaDonna Remy says:

        πŸ’—πŸ’—

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  4. Bulbul says:

    Wow! This was so beautiful, Jude, filled with nature’s bountiful energy which is so soothing and calming in itself and combined with your talent was a treat for the soul. I love the pictures and lines “If I forgot the miracles of the new world
    Then I’d suffer to lose the wisdom of the redwoods” are just perfect.
    Cheers

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    1. judeitakali says:

      thank you so much Bubble. im so glad you liked it. im a bit distracted this week but i will be over to yours asap.

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      1. Bulbul says:

        Not a problem, buddy, I also have been distanced for more than a month from WP so I totally understand!
        Stay happy πŸ™‚

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  5. Jules says:

    There are so many natural treasures that we as humanity seem to be destroying daily. We need to love our lands, our world and all the people on it with an equally fierce protective love. Recognition of loss is just one first small step.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very much so. Thank you very much Jules.

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  6. Prominence says:

    This post took my mind into a journey around the world. 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you kindly for appreciating.

      Like

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chloe

      Like

      1. howel0705 says:

        You are very welcome

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  7. hereisab_ says:

    Sunderbans is the most beautiful scene πŸ˜ƒ beautiful blog admin 😍 it’s like an inspirational blog

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked that one

      Like

  8. Excellent. Words well woven in with pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks alotπŸ™πŸΎ

      Like

  9. Mark Anthony Musinguzi says:

    Well written bro πŸ€ŸπŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

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