In The Northwoods

Jane Clemons

...the leaves, the wind, and the moon spoke of love...


We frolicked in the sunlight and

Autumn played in our hair

Voices were heard and there was


The clouds rested as the

Fire crackled

Twigs were picked up and burned

Hazy smoke met a late summer



We said hello to fall as children


Adler and I quietly explored the woods

Where pine cones were examined

And bagged

He held one up to the sky and deemed

That it was


I laughed and hugged him and

Twirled him in the air

Marie followed

And walked barefoot with care


There was earth and acorns galore

I wouldn't have wanted it any other 


The sun just smiled


And then there was the night

The stillness in the cabin as grandchildren slept

And dreamed dreams

Those starlight moments between

Dusk and dawn

The hours before the children awoke

Morning waiting

For their next song


Treetops spoke of love as

Earth met sky

They held my heart

  • Author: Jane Clemons (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 21st, 2022 01:16
  • Comment from author about the poem: This poem is a favorite of mine. I wrote this in the fall of 2021 after spending time in Northern Wisconsin with my young grandchildren
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  • orchidee

    Good write Jane.

    • Jane Clemons

      Thank you ! It was such a special time for me

      • Jane Clemons

        Thank you so much for your comment today on my poem, "Before you went away ". Your response was amusing to me and much appreciated. Unfortunately, as I went to reply to you, I accidently hit the delete button instead of the reply button. So, sadly I no longer have your comment, but wish I could read it again ! Thanks, and sorry

      • 2 more comments

      • L. B. Mek

        how wonderfully wholesome, a lovely read
        thanks for sharing

        • Jane Clemons

          Thank you for your wonderful made my day !

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ah such apt imagery that will linger long in readers' minds Jane and those precious moments will stay forever in your memory book of wonderful times spent with young loved ones. A read to remember and thank you for sharing it.

          • Jane Clemons

            Thank you for your kind words. I will cherish those moments always ! I have 6 young grandchildren ages two to eleven, and the time spent was with four of them who live in Wisconsin. It was written from the heart ! I am new on this site, and have much to learn, so appreciate your comment !

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