Nemophilist
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Nemophilist

One with nature

I Am a Nemophilist

I find solace in the woods In the beauty of tall trees surrounding me, giving comfort where human words cannot

The Feeling of Security

The forest brings a feeling of security that only they can Surrounded by plant and small animals, hearing the sounds that only the woods can create.

The Feeling of Isolation

Being away from society Their hatred Their ignorance And just taking inspiration from the green that can only be found in such a way in the woods

The Feeling of Family

When you enter the woods, you enter an entire family Wolves and deer, mice, birds, and rabbits. That feeling is like being surrounded by family, and it's amazing.

The emptiness of leaving

That empty feeling you get when you leave. Like knowing you can come back, but you're so attached you don't ever want to leave.

I Am A Nemophilist

Spirit entwined with the woods, forever haunting every tree, each animal, and finding beauty with ever fallen leaf and broken twig.

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thay sounds like it wasn't the best time. I'm sorry you weren't able to stop that, that sucks. It's the worst when you have to watch the nature around you come crashing down.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@onyxtodd I lived on a ranch. We moved into town to Bakersfield, CA, from 1958-1962. It was a time of boom with oil and cotton. It went from a population of 25,000 to 60,000. It was bursting at the seams. A long avenue connected the downtown to the sprawling new suburbs. It was lined with ancient elm, ash, pecan, and sycamore trees that had been planted to provide shade for the buggies and cars from the 1890s on to present. They had been trimmed by arborsit and time to meet at the tree tops and provide a long cool green tunnel that was 10-20 degrees cooler than the surrounding city. The road was widened in 1961 by cutting down all the trees. I raised hell, wrote laments and poems, even chained myself to a tree at a major intersection but was unable to make a dent on modernity.

onyxtoddAnd at the end of fear, oblivion.
a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Haha :) My favourite trees were in out front yard for the longest time, until they were cut down. Everyone in my family's somewhat of a "Tree Hugger", so we all cried. XD

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@onyxtodd The most tragic day in my life was when I found out my favorite live oak had been cheating on me with another "Tree Hugger".

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a year agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you! It's always amazing to meet a fellow nemophilist, and I've constantly been called "Pixie" and "Tree Hugger" too, for how much I enjoy nature :)

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
Thank you for this beautiful heartfelt autobiography. I am also a nemophilist. I didn't know there was a better name for it. I have been called by the pejorative, "Tree Hugger". Your poem was structured very well. The wording was immaculate.

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a year agoReply
@pluto No problem! :)

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a year agoReply
@onyxtodd thanks for all the suggestions!!!

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a year agoReply
@pluto Campings good too. Definitely something that I would recommend.

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a year agoReply
@pluto That's a hard thing to answer. I'd start with trying to grow a garden, actually. Planting and helping something grow will give you a connection, and gardening actually helps people to recognize patterns in nature. Start with gardening, then go up to taking hikes/walks in the woods or on a beach, and eventually just start trying to see if you fit in with nature by, say, staying in the woods for a bit. Watch the sunset while in a tree, climb the hills of a forest while enjoying the sights you can get in nature. Nature's a very beautiful thing. Just a tip, if you live somewhere where bears have been spotted, bears will not attack unless with cubs or provoked, and if they seem threatening, make yourself as big as possible, and yell, act crazy, like you're feral. It helps :)