MONDAY: Rainforest

BY GAIL M. MURRAY

After receiving a B.A. in English and B.Ed., Gail M. Murray pursued a career in teaching with an emphasis on English, Drama and Writing. Copyright rests with the author.

Lichen and orchid laden giants
populate primal forests
Emergents extend skyward
searching out sun
Cool mountain air aids our ascent
On the humid coast hiking is dizzying
Heart rushing, head throbbing
Here in the clouds
the air is clean
It is the Garden before man.
Layers of green bathe a winter weary spirit.

In nature’s wisdom there is no waste
everything existing in synergy
plant and animal insect and bird
Here man is the intruder
Every organism knows its purpose
Unlike man they do not question.

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