ARTICLES, Fantasy, Literary Poetry, Poetry

Forest – A Poem

S. Thomas Summers, is a Pushcart nominated poet, is the author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War and The Journals of Lt. Kendall Everly, both published by Anaphora Literary Press. He teaches literature, philosophy, and writing at Wayne Hills High School and Passaic County Community College in Wayne and Paterson New Jersey, respectively. 

Summers is a husband and a father who often spends time stepping through the forests that surround his home, breathing deep the clean air, striving to discover all the magic he can. Find his blog at



Here, I’ll find my rest,
where midge and fairy
capture sunlight in acorn shells
to sip, as champagne,

when twilight beckons
the day to sleep,
where shadows shroud
the greatest breath,

a conflagration of dragons
napping, warming the wings
of sparrows perched
above the clumsy reach

of ogres and trolls
rising from a child’s dream,
those silly thoughts,
that blessed time.


S. Thomas Summers poems are inspired by daydreams, gazing through a window, stepping through a wood. I believe there’s a place where these dreams gently grace reality, making the impossible quite possible, the intangible very tangible. I do my best to visit that place as often as I can.


To learn more about S. Thomas Summers and to check out more of his amazing work, check out the links below.

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