Domina of the Forest Green

Lisa Campbell 1966 (Ohio)

Domina of the Forest Green
Hidden beneath a canopy of leaves
I dwell in a cave dark as death
And drink from the river of mother nature’s breast

I gather brush, branches and sage
Build a fire, and fan the flames
Bathed in moonlight and in the company of Fae
We dance and sing, I pray and I prey

I mix wildflowers, incense and seeds
A magical potion to serve all my needs
I stir and stir with a magical ladle
Old as time made of silver and hazel

I gather wishes from the old stone well  
Clear the cobwebs and cast a spell
I chant, I meditate and I scry
And ponder who may live or die

The pure most heartfelt desires come true
Selfish and greedy, times three return to you
Hope is given to good souls lost
A coin in the fountain and fingers crossed

I am the pith of legend and lore
Light, shadow, calm and storm
From the darkest heart conjured into creation
I broke through the vail of twisted imagination

A crown of elderberry and twigs of thyme
Sets atop muddy locks of braided vine
Eyes that see what is yet to be
I am Domina of the forest green

About this poem

This is my first attempt at creating a fictional character based in lore. I hope you enjoy.

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Written on April 03, 2022

Submitted by lisacampbell29 on April 03, 2022

Modified by lisacampbell29 on June 26, 2022

1:04 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,055
Words 214
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Lisa Campbell

I am 56 years old. I love to write poems, short stories and lyrics. more…

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Discuss the poem "Domina of the Forest Green" with the community...

  • teril
    You succeeded in making her real. I can feel her as she makes her way, creating life, creating death, bathed in nature's secrets. Thanks for introducing us to her.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you so much for your comments! I really enjoyed creating this character. Sincerely, Lisa
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • rnadc
    Nice work. Quality stuff. Keep it up...
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you! I enjoyed the process for writing this poem. It was fun creating this character.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    I am still waiting for the sheriff poem, ( who always gets his man ) an antidote to The Land of the Gun poem. You do build interesting characters in your poems !
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Dougla$Irishman
    Another masterpiece from Lisa
    Discovering the real beautiful nature
    She is not like the Tower of Pisa
    Painting from an easel, a delicate picture !
    LikeReply1 year ago
    • lisacampbell29
      Thank you for your comments. It was the first time I created a character like that and then put it into a poem. I enjoyed writing this one. Thanks again! Take care, Lisa.
      LikeReply1 year ago


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