I included a link in a recent post to my song, “Nature’s Symphony” which was co-written with Kevin Harris. Newer readers may not be aware that the song’s genesis was a poem I wrote titled “Enchanted”. I re-worked the poem a bit today and thought you might want to see how it turned out:


Some folks say there’s too much silence
When they’re out in the country
If only they could hear
All the sounds that inspire me
Sunrise brings out the birds
As they begin their own songs
Except the Mockingbird who knows them all
And simply sings along
Each drop of rain from the storm
Makes a melody
And the voices of a waterfall
Sing in harmony
The leaves on each tree
Sway to every tune
When darkness falls the coyotes howl
Their love song to the moon
They all come together in a wondrous way
To sing and play for me
I’m enchanted by the forest choir
And nature’s symphony
With every note of music
Each whisper of the wind
When I’m away from the country
I can’t wait to get back again
Because nature comes together in a wondrous way
To sing and play for me
I’m enchanted by the forest choir
And nature’s symphony

–Russ Towne

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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19 Responses to “Enchanted”

  1. billgncs says:

    good one Russ — I like the that you are transitioning your poetry to song. I have to admit whenever I see enchanted I think back to the Disney movie Enchanted where the Jamaican guys in Central Park are singing “How do you know that she loves you”….

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Bill. I’ll have to go watch that movie again as I don’t recall that scene.

      There is a saying in the music industry that goes something along the lines of, “Poems don’t make good songs.” I like to attempt to do what others say can’t be done. I’m stubborn that way. ;-D!


  2. beebeesworld says:

    You see nature in the same way I do….beebee

  3. I liked this one…………….as I do most of your stuff

  4. so, where can I go the hear this song? … I’m not finding it.

    • russtowne says:

      For “Nature’s Symphony” please go to the search bar and type in that title, then click on the post containing that title dated November 6, 2012.

      For “My Old Friend” do the same and click on the post containing that title dated October 9, 2012.

      Thank you, Clark, and welcome to my site. May you always feel at home here.


    • russtowne says:

      OOPS! I should have mentioned that the poem “Enchanted” was re-named “Nature’s Symphony” for the song. Sorry about that, Clark!

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