Out from the from the earth’s womb you poured

Into the woods

From rock to rock you hopped

A gurgling brook

My mountain trail you crossed

A scenic spot

Under the trees you crept

A quiet nook

Somewhere in the woods you paused

A refreshing pool

Then down in the valley you flowed

To the thirsty world


Author’s Note: All photos were taken at the tropical mountain trail of Eden Nature Park in Davao CityPhilippines (see previous post, “The Mountaineer’s Creed”). This post is part of a series of photo essays about nature and the Eden Nature Park.

Poem and photos copyright Jessie T. Ponce / February 2012 / All rights rights reserved.