Posts Tagged ‘tranquility’

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=”″>Pigeon Mountain – yesterday</a> via <a href=””>photopin</a&gt; <a href=””>(license)</a&gt;