“Worlds Within Worlds” by Bev Gorbet

Sugar maple forest in fall colours, Trent Canal, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)

Worlds Within Worlds

Worlds within worlds: infinity aflame…
The encompassing silence of a pine forest
Awakened out of deepest slumber
By the welcoming winds of an autumn day…

Scots Pine grove, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)


The winds’ rapture, nocturne above 
A high crest of land overlooking forested depths,
Wondrous  landscape, windsong touched
Echoes and sighs…

Sugar maple leaves on the ground, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)


The memories, trees bend and flow
In the cold fall airs…
The forest floor undulating with rust coloured grasses,
Fallen leaves, the harp song wind in branch and bough…

Stone stairs at entrance to Rouge River Park, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)


Melodies: worlds within worlds, wind’s draft and blaze
Golden mists and flame light
Autumn songs in a dying passage, season to season…

Leaf litter on ground, Little Rouge River Park, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)


Sensual waves, the sunlight filtering down  
Through dusky treetops 
Song of the trees moving with the caressing winds
Autumn lights and twilights surrendering
To the fading day…

Sunset over the Otonabee River, ON (photo by Nina Munteanu)


Autumn starry nights, dawn lights, autumn’s last glory:
Promises of a winter’s peace
Promises of a winter’s rest.

Bev Gorbet, October 2020

Fall forest overlooks Trent Canal, ON (photo and rendition by Nina Munteanu)

Bev Gorbet is a Toronto poet and retired school teacher. She has published several poems with the Retired Teachers Organization and most recently in “Literary Connection IV: Then and Now” (In Our Words Inc., 2019), edited by Cheryl Antao Xavier.

Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist / limnologist and novelist. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books. Nina’s bilingual “La natura dell’acqua / The Way of Water” was published by Mincione Edizioni in Rome. Her non-fiction book “Water Is…” by Pixl Press(Vancouver) was selected by Margaret Atwood in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading’ and was chosen as the 2017 Summer Read by Water Canada. Her novel “A Diary in the Age of Water” was released by Inanna Publications (Toronto) in June 2020.

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