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A Forest Lullaby.....

Sleepy heads and sleepy limbs,
speak soft, the fall of night.

Darkened quilts of nighttime sky,
coax from the world, all fight.

Shall I sing a melody?
the night wind whispers soft.

Or, read a cozy bedtime tale?
on branches, high aloft,

the fairies perch on shivering twigs,
their hands caress the leaves.

The trembles still in peaceful night,
Sleep well, oh mighty trees!


  1. This is just so lovely and peaceful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Very nice: "Darkened quilts of nighttime sky" A+

  3. i like the idea of tress sleeping!
    Very clever little poem.

  4. dark take,
    very haunting and beautiful imagery.

  5. it is cool to see the tree as still and sleeping,
    offering it life and feelings is a way to make the story interesting.

    fantastic write.

  6. "Sleep well, oh mighty trees!" Wow, the fairies' lullaby to the trees. Beautiful!

  7. Such a lovely, peaceful piece. laurie @

  8. You are a very talented poet.
    If I were to describe this poem in one word--It'd be 'cool',for that's what I felt when I thought about night.

  9. You are a very talented poet.
    If I were to describe this poem in one word--It'd be 'cool',for that's what I felt when I thought about night.
    LOL,my comment above didnt come correctly.As in,not with the right username i have.

  10. Wow! Lovely imagination..really enjoyed it so much..Thanks for share...

  11. very unique take,
    it is nice to think of tres as something that resemble human behaviors.


    fantastic story.


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