Prelude – Deep in the forest 
the silence of a lone tree 
offered its green song 
Boughs – Winter’s splintered sun 
chants amid the evergreens 
moss-solemn chorales 
Leaves – Spring and its rains sing
with the tears of creation 
a refrain of trees 
Trunks – The trees rise, stretching 
by branch song and choirs of leaf 
up from summer soil 
Roots – Fall’s sweetness runs deep 
where interwoven roots grow
slow passacaglias 

Ensemble – Limbs bending with the wind
rainfall and flowing seasons
a forest's music