Forest Music

In the forest
do not remain
with the leaves
on the ground
You will have
more to gain
if you at-
-tune to sound

Ever present
even silence speaks
timeless old
between the
trees and creeks

To this music
bend your ear
– avoid an intervention –
until you hear
what whispers
your attention;

Long lost loves
good old friends
waiting to be heard
new beginnings
fading ends
a vital, sacred word

Be the fox
who has well trained
to discipline
its howl,
who masterfully
has attained
the wisdom of
the owl