I am a forest

I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
Friederich Nietzsche

I am a cloud, and a siege of tornadoes: but he who is not afraid of my swirl, will find banks of rainbows beneath my grey.
I am a gale, and the yearn to push boats ahaven: but he who is not afraid of my blow, will fly with the skylarks.
I am a sea, and a green of waves: but he who is not afraid of my abyss, will swim away with the mermaids.
I am the night, and the thrill of dark dreams: but he who is not afraid of my nightmares, will fall asleep with the daffodils.


She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, smile and drop a line here, or on her email. Contributing author at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Spillwords.com, Medium.com, My Trending Stories and Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

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37 comments on “I am a forest
  1. Delightful in it’s wording, bold in it’s imagination. Great poem, well done!

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  2. yassy says:

    Omg. This is beautiful, Lulia.

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  3. yassy says:

    Sharing on twitter

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  4. grumpytyke says:

    Lovely Iulia and brave, emulating Nietzsche. A lesson in your beautiful poem for us all.

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  5. Wow.

    This is excellent.

    I love how you take Nietzsche’s thought on forests and then combine his insights with other natural elements in similar expressions.

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  6. curador76 says:

    Amazing regards from Uruguay

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  7. allysoally says:

    This is lovely! 🙂

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  8. I remember talking with a young woman about Nietzsche when an undergrad. She reminded me that N. didn’t think much about women!

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  9. lol… glad you can take the good and forget the rest. N. was a powerful thinker in some respects. Prefigured Foucault in some ways. If I remember right, Foucault said he was more influenced by Nietzsche than by Sartre. Something like that… 🙂

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      Well, I never judge, maybe they have a reason for thinking so. Anyway, I read all his works in high school. I was very lucky to have a friend who had an impressive library including all the ‘philosophers’ in first editions, so I had where to choose from. As our early years shape our later ideas, I must admit I am still under his spell. The next spellbound belongs to Camus…


  10. Reblogged this on erichmichaels and commented:
    I am a forest by lulia Halatz at blogdecompanie. Fortune is on the other side of fear. This poem is a treasure!

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  11. Gorgeous poetry. Even Nietsche would be impressed!

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