A song for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
A Piece of Paradise
copyright 2001 Patricia M. Shannon
Walking my dog in the evening,
I hear the crickets call.
How peaceful is the quiet
after the sun falls.
I feel I've found a piece of paradise
to spend delightful days,
listening to the sounds of nature
and watching the squirrels play.
After spending too much time
cooped up in a cube,
I feel full of freedom
when I come out to the woods.
Breathing in the clear, clean air,
I feel so energized;
I need the comfort of the woods
more than I realize.
Stopping by a waterfall,
much to my delight,
I see a mini-rainbow
shining in the bright moonlight.
A hooty owl says "Who are you?"
A loon sings a jazz song.
The stars put on a light show.
while some bull frogs thrum along.