full of dreams and contemplation
rests for winter
only meditation brings back
echoes of farflung chirping birds
A silent path 'resting' may be a weak line, in that paths are not known to take repose. However, the path ferments so many thoughts and ideas that the concept can work, if not applied figuratively, I feel.
Of course the silence is one of the main attractions of winter in the forest, and makes the sound of chirping birds of spring more attractive.