6 Green Bottles. Today’s prompts for 25 April 2022: GREEN & WHISPER

ForestWhispers

The Call of the Forest

What does the forest whisper
With every wind-stirred leaf,
From many-centuried oak tree
To hour-old blossom-sheaf?
What does the forest whisper
When nightingales are dumb
And cícadas fall silent?
The forest whispers, ‘Come’.

Urgyen Sangharakshita

For the rest of this poem see below or at the end of this post.

This month’s WordPress prompt is GREEN (for April 2022).
Combine GREEN and today’s daily prompt (recycled from 2016) if you wish.

I suggest that the WordPress monthly prompt initiative is likely to be more successful if we combine the prompt GREEN each day with the daily prompt for the same date in 2016.

Sadly new posts cannot be added to the old WordPress daily prompts again!  See:

Black is the new Easter Green; 16 Green Bottles #Green#Bottle

Monthly prompt site:
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The prompt for 25 April 2016 was WHISPER:
https://wordpress.com/dailypost/prompts/Whisper

The prompt for 9 April 2016 was GREEN:
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/Green

You can find resources below:

Resources for prompt: Green

For Green Bottles see:

15 Green Bottles. Daily prompts for April. Today’s prompts for 16 April 2022: GREEN & DISASTER

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This month’s WordPrompt is:

GREEN

Notes:

GREEN was also a prompt on 9 April 2016. See:
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/green
(you may still be able to add your own post to the list by including the above link anywhere in a post).

Prompts for all of April 2016 are below.

Don’t look below if you want each day’s new prompt to be a surprise.

Challenge: How many of these prompts for April 2016 can you use in one post?

We will recycle these prompts for the corresponding date for the rest of this month. See:

15 Green Bottles. Daily prompts for April. Today’s prompts for 16 April 2022: GREEN & DISASTER

GreenPrompt

For a list of daily prompts for April 2016 see:

15 Green Bottles. Daily prompts for April. Today’s prompts for 16 April 2022: GREEN & DISASTER

The Call of the Forest

What does the forest whisper
With every wind-stirred leaf,
From many-centuried oak tree
To hour-old blossom-sheaf?
What does the forest whisper
When nightingales are dumb
And cícadas fall silent?
The forest whispers, ‘Come’.

What does the forest whisper
In sunshine and in shade,
Down every moss-hung alley,
In each deer-haunted glade?
What does the forest whisper
When full or crescent moon
Steeps nodding crests in silver?
The forest whispers, ‘Soon’.

What does the forest whisper
From depths primeval, where
A sound is lost in stillness
As clouds dissolve in air?
What does the forest whisper
When from the darkling bough
Drop one by one the dead leaves?
The forest whispers, ‘Now’.

But the whisper’s a dream-whisper,
For years on years have flown
Since oak and ash and holly
Could call the land their own.
The whisper’s a dream-whisper,
For Cities of the Plain
Usurp the once-green kingdom
Of forests they have slain.

The whisper’s a dream-whisper,
For ‘forest’ is a dream
Of days when Man through Nature
Had sense of a Supreme.
The whisper’s a dream-whisper
Of a time when he could feel
In the pressure of the actual
The touch of the Ideal.

The whisper’s a dream-whisper,
But dreams are of the Soul
And Soul itself a forest
Beyond the mind’s control.
The whisper’s a Soul-whisper,
That like a muffled drum
Calls, ‘From your mind-built Cities,
O Man, to Freedom come!’

Urgyen Sangharakshita

2 Comments Add yours

    1. AlanGraceNZ says:

      Thanks Phyllis. Have a great day:)

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