Pencil Stubs Online
Reader Recommends


When Trees Sing

By John I. Blair

Sometimes late at night
When stars shine at their brightest
And day sounds fade

I step out on the deck
And listen to the darkness,
Open to anything.

On summer nights
If I am still
I hear the trees sing.

Most often itís a soft song,
Wind through leaves,
Branches brushing one on one.

But last night
A noisy chorus
Filled the air,

Rising, falling, rising,
Celebrating wetness
Left by sprinkler spray.

Iíve heard this song before;
I call it tree frogs, though I think
Tree frogs donít inhabit urban gardens.

But thinkingís out of place
When itís late, and dark,
And trees are singing.

©2016 John I. Blair

Click on author's byline for bio and list of other works published by Pencil Stubs Online.


Refer a friend to this Poem

Your Name -
Your Email -
Friend's Name - 
Friends Email - 


Horizontal Navigator



To report problems with this page, email Webmaster

Copyright © 2002 AMEA Publications