Embracing Nature’s Song
Learning to listen
by Joanne Troppello
A restless wind weaves in and out of the trees.
Its fierceness moves thick trunks and sways
green ferns carpeting the forest floor.
I sit staring at all the green surrounding me.
Small ferns and green shrubs are joined by
Birch, Oak, and Elm trees as they reach
high, drinking in the sun’s enriching rays.
Sun streaming from blue sky warms me.
The restless wind lessens to a whisper,
then grows in its fierceness again.
Green leaves and fronds sway in the wind.
© Joanne Troppello
About the Poet
Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.