Forge of Solitude

    The rustic life, pastoral scenes,
    the basis of idyllic dreams
    the simple ways of nature come,
    its harmony in total sum.

    These country settings, warm and real,
    incredible to smell and feel
    rural field to wood and wild,
    God’s green Earth and nature’s child.

    Pioneer, explore in wonder,
    sunny day or storm and thunder
    rivers, streams, dank swamps and ponds—
    the forges of these lifelong bonds;

    In thicket I would sit to ponder,
    by the pond just over yonder
    watch the teeming life abound
    and frogs and flies go round and round.

    Frost and Poe, my favored reading,
    Emerson, Thoreau, all pleading
    calling me to solitude,
    in this idyllic interlude.


© 2013 NavWorks Press and DE Navarro. All rights reserved.


Published in Dare to Soar, 2013. Available at any bookstore worldwide.

Or order a signed copy direct from The Curio 

DE Navarro teaches poetry and runs a poetry WordShop™ at We Write Poetry

This poem is about: 
Our world


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741