Darkness retreats as early dawn claims its place.
Mysterious voices quieten in the far off undergrowth.
A bird ventures forth and calls a quivering song.
Another day is born for all to wonder upon.
A rasping cough breaks the spell of paradise.
Birds break their cover from trees and noisily fly.
The north wind blows and shows its discontent.
And I patiently wait until all is quiet once again.
We live in a potpourri of landscapes.
Wilderness mixed with urban domestication.
Nature's beauty goes more unnoticed every day.
So stop and take a look, my friend, just look.
Raise your head up towards the sky.
Take a breath of nature for yourself.
Reflect upon the wilderness that once was here.
And go about your day in silent contemplation.