Skip to content ↓
  • Open Day booking: Please call the school office to discuss how you can safely facilitate a visit to the school.

    19/09/18

Message From Mrs Chelliah

The Way Through The Woods...

On my early morning walk this weekend,  I was reminded of my favourite poem by Rudyard Kipling,  from when I was at school 😏. I would like to share this poem with you.

The way through the woods...

They shut the road through the woods
Seventy years ago.
Weather and rain have undone it again,
And now you would never know
There was once a road through the woods
Before they planted the trees.
It is underneath the coppice and heath,
And the thin anemones.
Only the keeper sees
That, where the ring-dove broods,
And the badgers roll at ease,
There was once a road through the woods.

Yet, if you enter the woods
Of a summer evening late,
When the night-air cools on the trout-ringed pools
Where the otter whistles his mate,
(They fear not men in the woods,
Because they see so few.)
You will hear the beat of a horse's feet,
And the swish of a skirt in the dew,
Steadily cantering through
The misty solitudes,
As though they perfectly knew
The old lost road through the woods.
But there is no road through the woods.