Poetry Friday today - at Laura Salas New Site - writing the world for kids
Among the numerous kinds of books I love to read, nature journals are a favorite. The words of Abbey, Muir, Bass, Beston, Carson, Leopold, Dillard, Thoreau, Nabham, and others inspire me. When I find new authors I am excited to learn of their lives, and to read about their experiences. I have recently discovered a well-known naturalist of Australia who wrote a poem that sources say is a favorite of many natives to that country. As it includes words about October, and is about a beautiful mountain area in that country, and because I live in the Rockies, I am pleased to share this discovery. I know, I know, it’s November, but I hate not to share!
The poem is titled Bellbirds, by Henry Kendall, and as the site says, it is a beloved poem known to many in Australia.
By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,
And down the dim gorges I hear the creek falling:
It lives in the mountain where moss and the sedges
Touch with their beauty the banks and the ledges.
And the rest of the poem is here.