Dandenongs Forest

Aust forest attribution 25988487590_78e04f9aa2

Green is not a single colour
Its myriad shades forest the hills,
thicken the valleys.
Statuesque white trunked gums, grey-green,
knock knees with dark-hued myrtles 
and ragged dogwoods.
Tree-ferns fountain their fronds
from knobbly brown-black trunks.
This is the forest.
This is tranquility. 

Somewhere water babbles.
Tiny birds converse and call
in timbred whistles.
Strident cockatoos cry and circle,
as a distant kookaburra chuckles.
Breezes tickle the leaves.
Branches sigh their gentle mirth 
as treetops sway in dance
against the cloudless sky.
Movement and song.
This is a symphony.
  © Ellen Carr 2016
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/7327719@N06/25988487590″>Pigeon Mountain – yesterday</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a&gt; <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>(license)</a&gt;



3 responses to this post.

  1. lovely poetry Ellen! thanks for the follow, I hope that we can encourage you 🙂


  2. Wow!
    I love the forest!
    Find myself taking SO many pictures, trying to capture the very essence of what I see…..
    Beautiful word pictures here ❤


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