This forest from another world
Appears to glow with constant ray,
In fade of light resembles day;
I hold it in my palm as pearl.

If heaven waits, lone midnight dream,
If hope is bound with truth to heart,
If love lays anchored to a part
Of soul, all would be as this seems.

If life stood still as does today,
I’d pause this moment, close my eye,
Yes, lay in rest and gladly die
To wander down such golden way.

Eric M. Vogt
Copyright 2016