Wilderness Howls

wilderness howls


when wind

carries the scent of

wildflower blaze


when trails of birds

thread gaudy air ribbons

between tree tangle


when water up-bubbles

to varnish earth in clear gleam

(rainbows where you’d least expect them)


when silky-shined rocks reveal lost paths

going dangerous spiky directions


when candy-coloured bugs feast inside

tiny leaf glints of sun shadow


it’s all true

the world re-enchants


when wilderness howls

Copyright: from Cherry Moon (ZaZaKids Books, 2019) copyright © Zaro Weil 2019, used by permission of the author

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Full of hope and wonder, Zaro's poems celebrate nature in all its shapes and sizes. They whisk you away from the busy-busy of everyday ...

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