Voices Within Nature ~
On our journey through life take the time,
Listen to voices within nature,
Absorb beauty and perfect harmony
Which only nature can truly hold.
Nature’s voices are all around us.
Trees whisper their sentiments softly,
When gentle breezes play on branches,
Limbs creak their joy to be so alive.
Leaves rustle like a lady’s silk dress
When the breeze tickles their spines and stems.
Some leaves sound like silver coins jangling,
As they dance to and fro together.
Birds hop from limb to limb twittering,
Their chatter sending greetings to all.
A sudden silence means they heard a
Twig snap loudly when you stepped on it.
A few seconds and they are right back to
Singing their joy knowing all is well.
A loud chirp now draws your attention,
A squirrel calling to his mate.
A little further and the voice
Of water giggling as happily
It bubbles over rocks and slides down
A small waterfall in a creek bed.
A sudden long screech from high above
As a hawk glides smoothly over trees.
Squirrels stand up, listen, then scamper
Over dry leaves and twigs to safety.
A sense of being elsewhere in time
Comes over you, as if you are more
Than you were before you entered here,
In this place of perfect harmony.
From far off is a different sound,
A warning of what is to soon come,
As a clap of thunder rolls along
And echoes through the canyon beyond.
All little critters have quickly gone
To their burrows and nests underground,
Birds fly away to safer shelter.
Dark clouds are gathering fast above.
You return to your small cabin quickly
Light a fire and fix supper early.
Then hunker down under covers warm,
Listen to voices within nature.
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© 2016 Phyllis Doyle Burns