for Sally’s wild challenge: I started a new Future Learn course today – How to Write Your First Song, from Sheffield University – which is an adventure in itself.
So I haven’t had time to write a new poem for the challenge. Not wanting to wimp out, I give you a re-blog of one I wrote a while ago:
Holding our breath in reverence
for the mystery of the forest
we’ll explore the dangers ahead
timid yet brave for adventure,
breathing in good fresh air.
How to escape the labyrinth?
Tie a string and trail it behind,
leave paterans of twigs at junctions
or cut blazes in bark to point the way?
Keep an eye out for monsters
or maybe there’s a bear.
Collect pebbles in pockets
for a cairn at the top
to show that we were there.