The Scent of Ferns

Rain drips through the thick green canopy
Of a thousand year old forest.
I follow the descent of individual drops
From leaf to leaf to leaf.
True silence is intermittently broken
By the trill of a whippoorwhill.
I inhale the scent of oak and maple,
The unique aroma of wet ferns.
I hear the rush of cold, clean water
And I know that I am home.


By Nicole L. Bates
August 2011

This entry was posted in Nature Rhymes, Poems. Bookmark the permalink.

I would love to hear from you!