John Mayer's Real Estate Blog: Solitude in the Forest

Solitude in the Forest

 I had a favorite spot in the Canadian forest very similar to this scene, where I wrote this poem years ago. My life was in turmoil because someone very dear to me had lost her way. It was not an easy time and history may be repeating itself. All you can do is stay strong and weather the storm. Here is a link to my music and stories website.

poetry 

My chair in the forest is a rock.
My footstool is a log.
Nothing moves but the gentle breeze.

 The eyes of every hunted creature are upon me
But I only sense their presence
As they silently move away.

 Today I am not a hunter.
The Ruffed Grouse can fly freely
In the cedar trees and pines

 Solitude is all I want.
The deer can run and
Tattletale Blue Jays can be silent.

 Yellow rays begin to break
Through heavy mist and
Banish the chill from my heart.

 There is no room in my mind
For anything but the smell
Of wood and water.

 A tear is hardly noticed
Falling to the ground
Joining the drops of dew.

Beating wings softly land
On the leaves in front of me
And our startled eyes meet.

We make no sound.
We do not move.
Frozen ….like photographs of you.

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsJohn Mayer • December 29 2011 01:17AM

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Thanks for sharing, love the ending and the beautiful photo! Best of luck to you in 2012!

Posted by go to RealEstateFaster.com & get 20 Listing Appointments per month (Real Estate Faster) almost 8 years ago

John,

I miss the tranquility of just sitting and doing nothing next to a bubbling brook, in a nice forest setting. Thoughtful poem.

Rich

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

Beautiful poem and the photo would make a nice post card. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Connie Lou Barnett, GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC (Real Living/Home Realty) almost 8 years ago

That's a really wonderful picture, with perfect words to accompany.  I'm very fond of forests - except for that one time I saw a baby squirrel slowly moving at the base of a tree.  When I reached down to pick it up in my gloves, a huge snake grabbed it before my fingers could touch it. . .Scared the bejeebers outta me:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

John, Good read...I enjoyed it and it makes me want to go for a walk in the forest! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Keith Gilkey, 410-920-7214, Re/Max Chesapeake (Re/Max Chesapeake) almost 8 years ago

John - I want to CONGRATULATE you on having this blog, with special photo and words FEATURED in the Photos group!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 8 years ago

John, I love the silence of the forest and I love when it captured. Lovely! Thank you for creative work. Happy New Year!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) almost 8 years ago

Thank you so much everyone for all of your kind words. I am going through a difficult time in my life right now but hopefully, that too shall pass. All the best in 2012.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 8 years ago

Beautiful colors you cought in this photograph! Best of luck to you in 2012!

Posted by Lennar Minnesota (Lennar Corporation) almost 8 years ago

John, this should be published it is that good! You make us want to find a forest (well maybe in the spring) and sit just as you described. Hoping all will be better for you soon, don't lose the faith that it will pass.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 8 years ago

John  I can just imagine myself in the same spot with the exact same thought - the difference is that I couldn't commit it to paper as beautifully as you

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) almost 8 years ago

Thank you Lennar!

Al and Peggy - The spring always brings new life. Visit the forest in trilliun season :-)

Karen - The forest is a beautiful place to reflect and clarify your thoughts.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) almost 8 years ago

Hi John,

 This is a beautiful spot and I can see how inspirational this area could make you. It looks very quiet and John, I really like your poem. Thanks for sharing with us.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) almost 8 years ago

Not only do we get a great picture, but a post that makes you think along with it.  Good stuff! :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) almost 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful photo!  I love all of the wonderful colors.  Sadly, we really only get warm and hot here in Texas, so that means we don't get a ton of the wonderful fall colors.

Posted by Carissa Acker (Real Estate by Design with Keller Williams Realty) over 7 years ago

Thanks Kristen - The forest is a wonderful place  for reflection.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Chris - It was written during a time of personal anguish.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Carissa - We don't get them here in Florida either but I remember the colors from my life in Canada.

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 7 years ago

Hello John, that was a very thoughtful and beautiful poem mirroring your photo...hope life eases up on you and again soon all will be right with the world.

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) over 7 years ago

John - I just stopped by your blog to see what you were up to.  Haven't seen you in the blogosphere lately.  I hope everything is fine!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 7 years ago

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