Deep in the forest

The hidden light will seek

The silence between the ebb and flow

The peace of shadow creek

 

Beneath the woodland garden

Lofty spirits speak

Whispers sacred wisdom

In the shade of shadow creek

 

In the sheltered woods

The hidden light did seek

This silence between the ebb and flow

Home of shadow creek

 

It’s sundown in the forest

The earth beholds her day

Greets the night in fading light

No illusions to betray

 

In the sacred hour

When nature speaks no lies

Beside the fire we hear her choir

Beneath the ember skies

 

‘Do our roots no longer nourish them’

Said the forest to the tree

‘Do their hands no longer touch the sky

Do eyes no longer see?’

 

‘Do our waters no longer whisper’

Said the river to the stream

‘Do their ears no longer hear the wind

Do minds no longer dream?’

 

‘My children no longer listen’

Said the earth to the sky

As moonbeams pondered lightly

Adrift in hue and cry

 

But from the earth our love was born

She teaches us to learn

And to the earth until we mourn

Our love it will return

 

There’s peace in the woods in the valley of dusk

Of evergreen breeze the scent of divine

The forest embraces the solace of night

As moonlight she waits to cast her shine

 

Always it behooves us

To remember once again

The wisdom in the silence

Our friend the autumn rain

 

In the sheltered forest of emerald shade

The trees are dancing, sharing the sun

Embraced by daylight, which soon will fade

In the sheltered forest, together as one