"Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.."- Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Last Of The Wilds

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Last of the wilds.
Yes, that’s what I was born to be. I can lay in this snow and hold my breath listening to the silence , the meaningful silence of this deep wise breathing forest.
I can hear every creature breath around. The shy steps of deer, the hop of the rabbit, ths sneaking of the fox…
I remember how I’ve seen my father hunting a deer for the first time… How I cried watching the deer, how daddy cooked that night… And how I was eating… eating and crying…
Look at those clouds, and the light breaking through the branches… So much beauty… Such a fantastic light…
I can hear the voices of birds calling each other , sending signals in the sky, screaming my presence when I move. How can I possibly forget all that I learned in my childhood playing in here? I remember the sounds, the trees as they were 40 years ago, the paths that got lost and that nobody but me remembers… For the old men that knew this forest better than me are all gone, I am the last now… The last of the wilds…

living in the wild
the human heart finds things that
the eye cannot see.

hear nature breathing
for it’s your heart that makes you
the last of the wilds.

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220 words,  memyselfandela, 2013, Līgo Haībun Challenge

12 responses

  1. Wonderful story and with deep imagination and feeling. The first haiku is just brilliant.

    March 4, 2013 at 10:38

    • Thank you so much Bjorn. 🙂

      March 4, 2013 at 13:40

  2. kz

    beautiful descriptions! very well done

    March 5, 2013 at 02:30

    • Thank you so much KZ 🙂

      March 6, 2013 at 00:08

  3. Peripatetic Eric

    Wonderful haunting images.

    March 5, 2013 at 04:11

    • Thank you 🙂

      March 6, 2013 at 00:08

  4. very moving your words…hear nature breathing. as i read this the winds outside my window are really blowing but now, i believe it is breathing. love this. 🙂

    March 5, 2013 at 04:17

    • 🙂 I love nature’s breath as well. Thank you very much 🙂

      March 6, 2013 at 00:09

      • you’re welcome. 🙂

        March 6, 2013 at 04:43

  5. What a remarkable piece you have written! 🙂

    March 5, 2013 at 06:50

    • Thank you so much 🙂

      March 6, 2013 at 00:09

  6. beautifully done
    the first haiku is a jewel

    Cheers!
    JzB

    March 6, 2013 at 16:06

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