Where The Ravens Roost

Where The Ravens Roost

Together into the woods we hiked, 
Along the brown, leaf littered path,
Beaten down by the many shoes before;
Yet beneath our feet laid a fresh floor.

At the edge, we became majestic eagle’s
Feeling the wind, gazing into the ravine
Over treetops fresh with green
Down into the river flowing free.

Like the graceful deer, we descended,
With the help of winding, wooden stairs
Alongside a wall of smooth, gray rock
Where ravens roost in pairs.

Magic unfolded with the final step,
Where long vines dangled in the sky,
Where trees and grass grew overhead,
And green painted dark places that never dry.

Up over boulders we did climb,
Meeting her highness, queen of trees.
Her gown of roots cascaded over the hill
And grandly into the river it did spill.

Into the face we stared in awe,
For the cliff seemed a hundred persons tall.
Minuet were we in the stillness
As appreciation swelled within us.

Only our footprints did we leave behind.
Wind and rain will push these away,
But the stamp on our hearts,
This will never part.

Happy Earth Day! I hope you get a chance to get outside and hike today. Have a wonderful day!
With a grateful heart,

© Heather ~ Homestudy From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved 2021

I am sharing this with earthweal Open Link Weekend

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

14 thoughts on “Where The Ravens Roost

  1. A beautiful pairing of poem and photographs, Heather! I like the rhythm of this poem, which feels as if I’m hiking with you along the ‘leaf littered path’, and the way you lead ahead, pointing out the features of the walk, a personal tour guide! These lines left an imprint on me:
    ‘Only our footprints did we leave behind.
    Wind and rain will push these away,
    But the stamp on our hearts,
    This will never part.’

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  2. Photos aside (and the are wonderful), the entry here into grandeur and stillness is something you leave deeply in the lines. Hard to craft approximate words, but that’s our job — to fail as magnificently as we can. Well done. – Brendan.

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  3. I love this beautiful forest journey, that I made with you while reading. The photos are glorious too. How lovely that you have such a beautiful place in nature to visit. And you are so lucky to have two dogs!

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