a weekend in the new forest that was first named in the domesday book in 1086

July 21, 2012







Not so long ago, I thought I would find The Answers in weighty tombs issued from wise minds of those who knew;
those tweed wearing Dons who use a method of inquiry based on empirical and measureable evidence,
subject to specific principles of reasoning and the systematic observation, measurement,
experimentation, testing, and modification of
hypotheses.

But then I asked the chickens
who absent-mindedly clucked and scratched
and there in the straw was an entire world
and the wildflowers danced as if to cheer them on.
And then I stepped into Monet’s painting
as a thousand lily’s winked at me, knowingly.

And I walked through the forest in the late afternoon sun,
and the trees whispered their ancient wisdom to me.
And a lone deer crossed the path ahead,
like a messenger.


Sas lives in England with her bee-keeping techie paramour Ash, and the furs Rex and Badger. She website and tweets too.

5 thoughts on “a weekend in the new forest that was first named in the domesday book in 1086

  1. Christianne

    Beautiful, Sas. I love the images and the poem, both. I can so relate to that old way of thinking The Answers would be found in the wisdom of rational Dons. But the other day, I read a quote that said (paraphrased), “The heart has wisdom the mind knows nothing of.” And I saw truth in that quote. Now I follow a different kind of knowledge when it comes to My Answers, and it has a whole lot to do with intuition and a deep knowing and hardly anything to do with reason and linear explanations.

    Thank you for sharing. xo

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  2. elizabeth

    amen– amen— wow– I might have to sit here for awhile to take it all in– LOVE this — the photos and the poetry– the sweet illumination

    xoxo, e

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