Amy Barlow Liberatore… stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

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Artwork by Chelsea Bednar, used by permission of artist

In the Forests of Time

In the forests of time
grows a tree of great stature
and mythical powers

A statue and a garden and
a haven for those who crave
a little time

The Key of Life stands guard
ensuring time is not wasted
but hasty exits are seldom

Linger in this forest with me
as we examine the footprints
of the mysteries of life

Take a branch, any branch
Hunker down a spell
Lost in the growth of time

© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Chelsea Bednar is an up-and-coming artist; she lent us use of this image for Margaret’s “Artistic Interpretation” prompt at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. I was inspired by the clocks and the small ankh on the left side, known as the “key of life.” For more poets’ interpretations, click HERE, and for Chelsea’s website, click HERE. Also for dverse Open Mic Night.  Peace to all, Amy