To know God

My intention,

When I remember to think about it,

My intention is

To know God.

A phrase that drips

With poisonous interpretations.

But, when I walk

For thirty minutes or so

Into a wood,

And the rhythmic padding

Of my boots on leaf mould

Soothes my thoughts,

And my mind clears,

Awareness seeps in 

To the space where

My busy mind held sway

And suddenly the trees become

My standing brothers

And the very air reverberates

With the joy of being.

Just being


In a wood.

Stillness is who I am

In that moment.

That is what I mean

When I say

My intention is 

To know God.




◄ A Living Hell

I could have stayed home ►


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Hazel ettridge

Fri 25th Jan 2019 23:22

Thank you so much, Bonaparte's, Rich, Vautaw and Cynthia for taking time to comment.. Your comments are very much appreciated.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 25th Jan 2019 13:17

Delightful, beautifully expressed and uplifting. 'Be still and know that I am God' - wonderfully translated into your own experience, and honest. I so admire 'honest'.

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Thu 24th Jan 2019 18:12

Nothing quite measures up to a walk in the woods to find our place in the world. Beautiful verse about two things I hold dear. Thanks for sharing. ?

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Thu 24th Jan 2019 17:38

Couldn't agree more.

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Thu 24th Jan 2019 16:16

I enjoyed this poem.

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