Melody of the Woodlands

Streams of sunlight 
Falling on a grass-clad path 
Penetrating afternoon shadows 

The rich hue of the sky 
Clothed in royal blue 
Like the vastness of the sea 

Leaves whisper 
Soft notes blending with 
Clear birdsongs 

Smooth, creamy bark 
Brimming with life 
A woodland of white 

Shimmering, rippling 
Arrayed in garlands of gold 
Trees sway in the breeze 

Soft green swathing 
Gently rising slopes 
Slender flowers glimmer 

An aroma rises from 
Freshly trodden grass 
And drifts away into the mist

--Kira C., 7th-8th Grade