The Dark and Wild Woods

Along the shady wooded path,
Not ours to know what lies ahead,
Walk on we must
To and beyond what
Pit, fallen bough, or wooded creature we dread.
With a huntsman’s bow and quiver,
Straight spine and sure foot,
Whatsoever springs upon us
Overcome or not, we embrace as the way of the wild and dark woods.
G

13 Comments
  1. Beautiful words, beautiful woods. Moving down the path we occasionally stop, reflect and give thanks because we know there is light at the end of the path.

  2. Thank you Gino…beautiful words as always. Think about writing a song about the wood; you did so with the river….

    Greetings Andreas

  3. Beautifully captured sentiment! I have often hiked in the woods with a bit of trepidation and always felt great joy as I entered the clearing. You have such a talent for evocative imagery. I’ve wondered how you would describe water as the witness to the history of all life, melting from the peaks to the tiny crevices in the caves. Something we ignore in this age. Thank you for sharing your inspiring creativity. Tricia

  4. Life is an adventure.

  5. Life is like a forest full of paths to take. Every path is different and unique.

  6. Hi Gino, wish I had met you once. You were my first singing-teacher 🙂 I learned from you, from the album Storm at Sunup. Only short ago I heard you were living in Holland for a while. I didn’t know that… (shit)
    Well, my 4 years older Master, I wish you all the best!
    With love, Michiel

  7. I’d love to receive your blog
    And when are you in NYC again

  8. Sounds like you spend as much time in the woods and outdoors, as you possibly can………Priceless

  9. “Straight Spine” wow, you really have got it going on, I missed out on discovering you back in the day as I was born in UK and in ’73. Great to at last find your music Gino, it’s the thing I’ve been looking 4! God and Chi etc bless your soul.
    With love and energies Simon.

  10. Hi
    I hope everything is fine
    I write from Brazil, from the city of São Paulo, and I have always been her fan, from girl, teenager and now more adult. Today I woke up with a song of yours in my head, and with your voice in my memory. I got to work and I heard your voice singing the music that woke me up in the morning. So … I decided to take a break from my work and look for you in this endless virtual world and I found you here. I found your blog … and I discover beautiful things and texts that look a lot like me, with my life. Like this one of the wild and dark forest … that is like life, because everything that comes upon us, good or not, overcome or not … life goes on … the show continues.
    To my Great Poet a giant hug with all my heart.
    Solange

  11. This is a massage in a bottle, flowing in the ocean: Your music, your soul seems so near to the soul of earth. I felt this many ways, but so much extremly strong when being near to an ocean, and absolutly overhelming strong when being on the open water. What happens here? Enbrance you! Thimk wales will love your sound too. This sound is incredible. Save our brothers, the wales and all the other incredible creatures on earth and go on singing for them and for us!!!! Thank you so much.

  12. dear Gino
    when do you think to register a new work, a new cd/lp????

    i miss you!

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