Quiet branches crack and crumble as I gently venture Verdant arms embrace me, swaying me into its trance The calm hum of life fills the air Rich and playful, the spirit of vitality Bubbling creeks and streams lazily flow Aquatic friends in no hurry Nowhere in particular to go Its azure eyes passionately glance Reflecting the early sun’s warmth Oh, a quiet meadow Springing with life to my right Gentle blossoms swinging in the wind Rays of sun illuminating the understory Venturing deeper and deeper Each step lighter Tranquility caressing my body A transformation is in store A mossy rock, invigorating growth on a stubborn shell Distant roars of a grand waterfall Steadily voicing louder and louder What were once baby streams Join together Uniting as a lively river Gushes of sapphire bump the occasional grey A break in the emerald canopy ahead A rush of excitement The towering falls rage down the cliffside Plunging into nature’s well Above it more evergreens, Their tops vivified by seraphic beams A comfy blanket of mist covered the forest Fairies from the heavens Kissed everything it touched They glided over the sapphire Over the fertile ground Through the intertwined branches To reveal a hidden sanctuary
Eidan Miana is an aspiring scholar, naturalist, and journalist from San Diego, CA. He passionately writes environmental poetry and short fiction, illustrating scenes from coastal sunsets to emerald forests. When off-campus, he can be found hiking the local trails and taking in the Socal sunshine. In addition to Tiny Seed, his work can be read at The Mustang Journal, a small, independent journal he founded with his schoolmates.