The wind howls as the sun sinks,

but there are no longer leaves

to rustle at it’s discretion.


This once lush and green valley

stands as an onminous testament

to nature’s fury.


Towering hollowed out ebony spectres

present eerie snapshots of a

feeding fire’s frenzy.


and though rebirth is imminent

for now… all that is left…


are the blackened ghostly reminders

of the landscape’s former splendor.



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Dani Heart (46 Posts)


  1. Dani, timely, indeed, and beautiful and sad. Even though we know that new trees will grow in their place, these trees are gone for good.

    • Dani Heart (Author)

      Melody, thank you. I feel as you …I am such a tree lover and lover of nature period.

  2. Dani,

    If we do not learn to live in harmony with one another, other creatures, and the planet, the devastation you describe may be a global phenomenon.

    What is so wrong with so many of our fellow human beings?

    Excellent and stark imagery!


  3. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank you Larry, I fear it is becoming a global phenomenon. Sighs… hopefully we can stop it. thank you for reading and commenting. :)

  4. Stacy

    Very good, Dani. I saw it as I read it.

  5. Dani Heart (Author)

    Thank you Stacy. I was eerie when I saw it and I felt it warranted some words. :) I so appreciate you commenting it means so much. Hugs..

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