The Enchanted Forest by Saania Saxena

A woman in a beautiful gown with flowers standing in a forest
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Not far from sight

Lies a forest I’ve never seen

The trees and the bushes

Glimmeringly green

I take tiny steps

As I walk into the mist

To a world of enchantment

I never knew would exist

The day has begun

With the sun wide awake

The endearing tweeting of birds

The dawn chorus they create

Sweet-scented berries

Giving a delectable forest scent

Squirrels scampering down trees

To try some of them

Cheerful rabbits

With their fur snow white

With their tiny pink noses

They frolic in delight

I pick up a flower

With a silky white petal

It’s alluring fragrance

Leaves me in an Elysian fettle

Behind a lush tree

Of a juicy blueberry

Lies a jewel-clear river

A world of faery

Not a speck of dust

Seen in the pristine blue tint

The scintillating sun kissed water

Giving out its gorgeous golden glint

It burbles all along

As the gentle wind blows

Like scattered pieces of glitter

The angelic water flows

A galaxy of dragonflies

All flying in one way

Brushing past the surface

And then buzzing away

I slowly dip my hand

To give it a try

And a chilly quick shiver

Runs down my spine

The glacial wintry water

Trickles down my throat

The coldest it can be

Yet I keep wanting more

The soothing comfort

Of the mystical forest sound

Immensely comforting

Proliferating all around

As it gets late

It’s soon time to leave

But this utopian world

Is such a wonder to see

An Enchanted forest

That feels like home

A world full of mysteries

Where viruses don’t roam!

But I step outside

Because I know I can’t stay

So I promise myself

To come back another day

-SAANIA SAXENA

Saania Saxena is a seventeen-year-old teenager who has lived and studied in Singapore, India, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. As a passionate explorer, she has also traveled to more than thirty different countries across the globe. She maintains a blog on philosophy and her life learnings, with more than 7000 followers, and is the author of the book Teenage Chronicles. When not writing, Saania likes to bake, grow her flower garden, and ride her horse named Jack.

You can read more of Saania’s words at Fun With Philosophy and teenage_chronicles.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Saania writes of an enchanted forest that pleases the eyes, mind, and heart. It is a magical place that presents nature in its most pristine and delicate form. Untouched by any contamination or virus. Hope brims from each line and reminds us that it’s easy to slip away with a little imagination.
    Congratulations Saania!

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  2. Beautiful imagery. I was taken into a world of enchantment. There’s never a place as exquisite as the Enchanted Forest.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much, there isn’t indeed!

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  3. Such an enchanting tale and delicate imagery to take with 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  4. elcieloyelinfierno says:

    Wonderful and delicious entry !! Beautiful prose; it seems like Disney’s enchanted forest … very good narrative. A warm greeting.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. tony espino says:

    What a great poem! It reminded me of Joanna Newsom in all the best ways.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    Gorgeously created, Saania. Deep feelings, and a flow that is divine. Just lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    You are amazing to me, all your travels at such a young age. I want to congratulate you on your book and your publication here. I don’t think I had any idea how much your had studied and traveled. You painted a beautiful picture or a lovely magical forest indeed and paired it with a picture I have loved since the first time I saw it. Beautiful. Hugs, Joni

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