A Chant in the Woods

Under the Cicadas’ Spell

Samantha Lazar
The Howling Owl
Published in
1 min readMay 8, 2024


Photo by Catherine Kay Greenup on Unsplash

I walk mesmerized
by murmurings
a chant in the woods
an arrival: OM ॐ

the sweet singing
of orange-eyed cicadas:
I am transported from the trail
as the vibration carries me
beyond my crown