Beauty of Nature Poem

Poem About Escaping To The Woods

There's time for space and contemplation in the wooded world. The poem makes use of personification to make the woods seem alive. The branches, wind and animals are given human characteristics like walking, singing, talking. In loving memory of John H. Burns Sr. -my father

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Analysis of Form and Technique

My Wooded World

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Published: February 2006

As a child, I would sit and ponder
at the wooded areas, for their beauty relaxed me.
The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds,
as if they were calling my name.

Then as I grew older, they were my retreat,
for the woods became my own world,
a world full of imagination, creativity,
resourcefulness, as well as inspiration.

I loved my domain, for no problems were too great.
The woods protected me from everything.
The branches would open as to hold me.
The animals, in their busy ways, stopped to welcome me.

It was this place, my wooded world, that I lived for.
It is that place that beckons me now.
For it was only there, in them woods, I felt truly free,
as free as I would feel when your love would surround me.

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • This is an example of a free verse poem. A free verse poem does not follow specific rules.
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  • The author uses personification to make objects seem human. These objects are given human characteristics like walking, singing, talking.

    The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds, as if they were calling my name.
    The branches would open as to hold me.
    The animals, in their busy ways, stopped to welcome me.

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  • by Ni Ketut Devi Widhi Prastiti, Bali / Indonesia
  • 2 years ago

It is a great poem! I translated it to Indonesia language for my homework and I got an A! Thanks for your work! Although its a bit hard to understand it in my language its perfect.

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