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Nature Notebook – The Gatherer

THE GATHERER
By: Chris Hume

Written while on a nature hike in Pakenham backwoods trail

Into the woods I go

It’s a place that is good for my soul

Along the path I roam

I really feel at home…

Alone, but not lonely

I feel at peace and enjoy the sounds

Of birds and wildlife all around

What’s this I see beside a tree?

A gnarly piece of bark, some lovely moss,

Some small pine cones, nature’s loss…

Is my gain!

As I gather and wander

I feel at peace and whole again.