Morning echoes across the lake

Sounds of songbirds her woodland chimes

Shadows surrender the forest awakes

And weaves her timeless tranquil rhymes

 

A quiet walk among the trees

Between the shadows the welcome sight

Of silent fields and summer breeze

In the forest deep of dancing light

 

Wings of autumn upon the trail

Wither gently beneath the trees

As silence beckons beyond the veil

Softly dancing on the breeze

 

Evergreen wonders

Together they rise

And whisper across

The woodland skies

 

We are one among many, not one above all

No masters of all things audacious or small

 

Yet we flatter ourselves, we of clever design

So processed and packaged, polished and primed

 

But under the trees lies the roots of true worth

Steeped in her wisdom, bound deep to the earth

 

In a world driven faster by minds made too small

No rest for the weary, the dreary banal

 

Must the earth tremble, resigned to her fate

While we wander in circles, no time for debate

 

But love lives in nature, our true clarion call

Through the trees lives a light that shines above all