A Cabin in The Woods

A Cabin in the Woods. 100 Words Week 7

 

 

Adam and Eve ran away from disapproval and family shame
Where people pointed since their unmarried love was a sin
They disappeared into the woods to start their life again
Where they built a cabin and a home for future children.

They built it far away from the well-trodden paths
By a lake with bulrush reeds and darting dragon flies
that hovered in the air with warm dog-rose scented wafts
drifting in the idyllic afternoons under the cloudless skies

Where behind the purple rosebay ran the bubbling brooks
They washed and bathed naked in the clear shallow pools
Guarded and watched over by a parliament of silent rooks
As they dried themselves slowly with white woollen towels

Alas with naivety of nature’s fruits, a mistaken death cap
was added for nourishment into a warm mushroom soup
As they peacefully slept, in their veins ran the poisonous sap
And in drifting dreams their souls followed a heavenly route

After fifty years, there were no records of the cabin in the woods
Or of the skeleton lovers huddled beneath a blanket of dust
The mystery became a myth full of folk songs with solemn moods
of young couples entranced by forbidden love and mistaken trust.

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10 responses to “A Cabin in The Woods

  1. Beautifully penned tale.

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  2. Pingback: Wind-Up Week 7: 100 Word Wednesday – Bikurgurl

  3. Wow! What a tale – sublime! Thanks for joining us this week 🙂

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  4. Your poetry never fails to be beautiful! I loved this. June

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  5. Oh you just touched on one of my little phobias – we live in the Mushroom capital of France but I only ever pick the ones that are ‘only’ there are so many that look like something else but they kill ya – Very well done, a sad and sorry tale.

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