Poetry: The Trees Sing

By Alyssa Rose


If you are quiet enough

if you sit long enough

brave the dazzling nights of solitude

in silence and awareness

you can hear the trees sing.


The song is sibilant silvery

Flowing like clear water

Over smooth stones.

It will haunt you forever

In your dreams


If you lay down on the earth

One lazy summer afternoon

If you are quiet enough

If you lay long enough

You can hear the earth sing.


The song is vast and strange and endless

You will never want to get up and leave

If you close your eyes while running through a dewy field at night

You can feel yourself

Rising up to the sky

If you run fast enough

If you never give up

You don’t even need wings to fly.