Behold the forest: Shrub – flower – tree Many will look - But few will see Pine – Aspen – Fir - Schematically intertwined Endless plant variety - It boggles the mind But who knows this? Who will understand? And take time to grasp - The great master plan Recreate in the car - Pay park entrance fees Whizz on through - It’s nothing but trees But there are animals about - Your eyes must be quick To see takes patience - It’s really no trick But seeing the beasts - Is just the start The overall scheme - Is the very best part You must look and look - This I firmly believe But how many times - Must we look to perceive? To perceive what is there – And not just rely On the words of others - But see with our eye! Developing appreciation (Is this ode’s thrust) of EVERTHING in nature - That is a must! And help us cope with those - Lord help us please! That can’t see the forest - Because of the trees
Look quick to see Black Bear cubs at the base of a pine.