The Scent of Oak and Pine


At a time when the coolness

of water becomes a bit too much…

When your body shivers

with hypothermic


Let the warm scent of oak

and pine

guide you down a winding trail

through a hardwood forest…

with each twist and turn

designed to fill your senses

and consume your pain..

till the end…

Brings you a little

bit closer..

to the you

who used

to be..


David L. Whitman 06/04/2012 from trails end…


46 thoughts on “The Scent of Oak and Pine

  1. hypothermic deliciousnessโ€ฆ great combo of words. And a bit closer to the you who used to be…that’s serene. And the trail…to die for….rainy here today, sigh. Thanks for the treat and the beauty. Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Great again…and something about your ending really struck a nerve. Guess that is how I feel when I’m walking a nature trail….just a little bit closer to who I ‘really’ am! Thank you for another treasure David — Loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ahhhh…who does not desire this treasured path…so lovely. Your words really lead us there, as always. So good to ‘know’ the real you, you’re a treasure too:)

  4. I love the scent of pine. We burn oak in the winter to warm our house and believe me there is nothing warmer to warm your bones on a cold winter day then sitting next to a fireplace. Thanks for your post I certaiinly can relate.

  5. Oh those woods are so inviting i remebered my childhood treeking,camping days…fun and bliss
    nature has the best therapeutic agents
    what a beautiful poetry.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    warm scent of oak and pine, a stream nearby and i am fine

  6. David, your poem is awesome too and the picture is very beautiful.
    And I like the forest, I like to walk through the woods, is so much freshness and I like the song birds that accompany my steps!ย :))
    Have a great day, David! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Spectacular, David! Gorgeous imagery… I can almost smell the pine. And your description of swimming in cold water (which I enjoy) is amazing: “hypothermic deliciousness”. I love that! Thank you again, as always. Your posts bring such enjoyment. Cheers, Gina

  8. Funny I posted about a book lovers perfume and you create and ad for the hiker and nature lovers cologne. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I would spritz it copiously to get back to me! Well done mate! ~D

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