These Woods are Alive!

Climb to the top of a mountain,
or perhaps just a moderate hill.
Just look at all that’s around you,
but that’s not all, there’s more still.

In the valleys below you,
in the edge by that stream,
If one opens one’s eyes,
it will certainly seem –

That where you see two,
there must really be five.
Six becomes eleven.
These woods are alive!

What causes this awakening?
Opening your senses is the key.
To be out tasting nature
is a wonderful place to be!

(Dave Hanks ’07)



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