Many Look - Few See
By Dave Hanks
Behold the forest: Shrub – flower – tree
Many will look - But few will see
Pine – Aspen – Fir - Schematically intertwined
Endless plant variety - It boggles the mind
But who knows this? Who will understand?
And take time to grasp - The great master plan
Recreate in the car - Pay park entrance fees
Whizz on through - It’s nothing but trees
But there are animals about - Your eyes must be quick
To see takes patience - It’s really no trick
But seeing the beasts - Is just the start
The overall scheme - Is the very best part
You must look and look - This I firmly believe
But how many times - Must we look to perceive?
To perceive what is there – And not just rely
On the words of others - But see with our eye!
Developing appreciation (Is this ode’s thrust)
of EVERTHING in nature - That is a must!
And help us cope with those - Lord help us please!
That can’t see the forest - Because of the trees
(Look quick to see Black Bear cubs at the base of a pine)