sung by the ancient trees
beneath vivid green mosses
in the thick, soft rustle of roots
a fertile earth murmurs
breath of wind whispers
wild intuition walks
as secrets fall to rest
on the O horizon*
*The O horizon is the organic horizon that forms near the top of the soil in forests and other places where there is abundant plant material. It is a flourishing ecosystem where decomposition takes place, where worms, bacteria, and fungi break down leaves, pine needles, plants, bugs, and other detritus. In woodland areas, there are usually three O horizons. The first is that of pine needles, twigs, and leaves. The second is that of partially composted material. The third is a dark humus, not actually soil but rather a mature compost.
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Thank you for the lovely photographs, beautiful poetry.
You’re welcome, and thank you. 🙂