Some folks say there’s too much silence
When out in the country
If only they could hear
All the sounds that inspire me

The leaves on each tree do their own little dance
As they sway to every tune
When darkness falls the owls join in
And sing their love song to the moon

And sunrise brings out the best in birds
As they begin their own unique songs
Except the Mockingbird who knows them all
And simply sings along

From the music of each waterfall
To the tinkle of each stream
Each drop of rain does its part
As it circles ‘round again

All come together in a wondrous way
To sing and play for me
I’m enchanted by the forest choir
And Nature’s symphony.

In every note of music
In each whisper of the wind
When I’m away from the country
I can’t wait to get back again.

–Russ Towne

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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9 Responses to Enchanted

  1. Very nice Russ..Sometimes we’re oblivious to the ‘quiet’ sounds around us…Diane

  2. jiltaroo says:

    I love that symphony. Wonderful poem Russ….Enchanting

  3. Andrea Kelly says:

    Wonderful poem! It totally evokes the feeling of the country 🙂

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