Heidi StephensonMorning Choral
Animal Rights Poetry By Heidi Stephenson From All-Creatures.org

Poems of compassion dedicated to the non-human animals who share this planet with us and the people who fight for them.

Morning Choral
By Heidi Stephenson

Busy squirrel freezes.
Bramble, bracken, fern
Cock light-filled ear.
Broken pine stops decomposing.

Green-haired rocks resign volcanic pasts.
Oak tree turns dandelion clock,
Ready to explode with pleasure:
Arthritic limbs revivified –

As morning choral tumbles
Through the verdant prism,
Silencing all but the warblers.

Steeped in this liquid sound,
Reverent attempts to capture
Are as futile as the sapling’s urge
To heal gnarled neighbours.

All pay homage in the lime cathedral,
Bask in the heavenly cacophony,
As redstart, thrush and wren
Add their psalms.

©Heidi Stephenson, March 2018

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