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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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A Symphony of Trees

Trees make such exciting sounds.
They whisper when we’re near.
Whenever we pass by the trees,
This is what we hear:

We hear their branches sway and creak.
We hear the wind howl higher.
We hear a symphony of trees,
Of nature’s great, green choir.

We hear the squirrels scampering.
We hear the blue jays sing.
We hear the robin and the dove--
All sounds the trees can bring.

But one thing that we never hear
When we pass through the park;
We hear the trees’ sweet symphonies,
But we never hear their bark!


©Charles Ghigna



7 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

I thought this was a sweetly sentimental poem, Charles, until the trick at the end. Love it!

iza said...

HAHA! Yes, I too was taken in with the sweetness and then whammo!- the clever punchline. Love it!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

True...that last line does make one smile!

catherinemjohnson said...

Oh Charles, that is like an ode to all things quiet. You rock the punchlines!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Rimshot! Well done, Charles...kids of all ages will get that!

laurasalas said...

Great combo of beautiful nature writing and comedic ending! Something for everyone:>)

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all for stopping by my woods! I appreciate your blue sky sunny smiles!