Below a sky so bright and blue,

in a sea of dancing green,

twisting and turning

in a sweet summer dream.


The roar of whooshing waves

through leaves of glistening verde,

a sound so sweet; relaxing,

never forgotten, once heard.


The creak of bending branch

stretching out with old complaint,

the sigh of silent voices

so soft and now so faint.


Nature’s ancient guardians

so lofty and aloof,

stand watch, offer protection,

bending boughs, a living roof.


Splintering hands

reach tall for the sky,

the cool damp earth

feeding leaves upon high.


Arms of teeming life,

cold roots connect the blood,

surviving time’s long arrow,

misused and misunderstood.


Long may silent sentinels live

to watch where once we stood,

atop majestic mountain’s,

down below in distant woods.



Written by Darren Scanlon August 2009.

Revised 5th February 2016.

©2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Nick Verron says:

    Nice one mate, love it 😀

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    1. Cheers Nick. Keep Smiling 😊


  2. joylennick says:

    Delight imbued by nature… Beautiful! I could smell the sap and leaf-mold.

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  3. Nice one Maestro, I bough to your genius.

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    1. Cheers Phil. (I saw what you did there…tee wee)


    2. Or Tee Hee…even 😂😂


  4. olganm says:

    A beautiful and vivid poem and a great homage to nature. Thanks, Darren

    Liked by 1 person

  5. melindajabersold says:

    I love this, Darren. I admire trees. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Mindy. Me too, I love them.

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  6. Rita says:

    Love this ❤️

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    1. Thanks Rita. I love the trees, especially when the wind is whooshing through them. I close my eyes and imagine I’m at the beach listening to the breakers…

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      1. Rita says:

        YES!!!! I love the whisper of the wind high in the mountains. I swear at times they are saying my name.

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      2. Mother Nature…she’s beyond beautiful. 🌳🌴🌲🌵🍁🍃🌾🌺🌻

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      3. Rita says:

        Yes she is!!!

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