Forestry Observations | a Poem by Ben Thornton & Textural Illustration by Amber Bardell

Insects wander beneath the soil,

portentous Oaks a looming presence.

Camouflaged logs lay in the shrubbery,

dew drops play on the grass.

Blooming shrubs and plants alike,

bluebells douse the gravel path.

The hushed snap of a twig beneath foot,

vines caressing majestic trunks.

Birds chirp in symphonic notes,

leaves join in an orchestrated rustle.

The brisk April breeze,

sends ripples amongst the placid stream.


BEN THORNTON


Textural Illustration by Amber Bardell