© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
In the Druid Cathedral
The echo of footfalls mingles with the agony of sodden fallen leaves,
boots striking earth, pilgrim feet tramping, intrepid,
searching out the solace known to generations stretching back across
the filaments of time.
Pausing here and there, I breathe the earth’s aroma – musty, musky –
rising from the rot, that slow decay that feeds the forest,
shards of sunlight illuminating ferns and fungi, squirrels and sparrows.
The elemental truth of the placid grove awaits.
So, when I stand encircled by those lofty guardians of green,
I raise my eyes to the canopy of leaves and through their living lattice
glimpse the gods at play.
© 2012 RC deWinter
Digital oils from a photograph shot in Smithers, BC, by
Canadian artist dear friend Constance Widen.
Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Subtle Additions, Akvis Oils