I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

from Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In traveling and describing “seven forests”, it seems comparable to describing the seven continents

I think he is referring to the entire world being reduced to a sad state.

However, in fully considering the context of the words, the natural beauty of forests, is truly a blessing. Think about how magnificent each one is.

The rain forests of the world:

The mysterious darkness, like a curtain, open to allow beams of sunlight through in a breathtaking display.

The thought of seeing their demise is like death upon death, especially, if you have to go on living, while sojourning through the carnage of nature.

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