The cadent call of the whippoorwill
echoes across the waters still,
The lonely cry of the loon
cries beneath the fading moon.
Outside, a flutter of wings,
the little chickadee sings.
A tent opens with a zip
as dew drops fall, drip, drip, drip.
The morning campfire begins with a crackle,
the stark black raven awakens with a cackle.
A new dawn, a new day
nature's words a spoken in the B.W.C.A.
Erik Warren Ludwig Anderson
Copyright ©2002 Erik Warren
featured on the CD/Cassette "The Sound of Poetry", and
published in "Letters from the Soul" (Library of Congress ISBN