Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dawn, Cerro Azul

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

From the overlook, dawn breaking like soft rain
the humid, warming earth heaves skyward its misty breath.
Smaller hills like sleeping bodies peek above the blanketing white.
Squeak-buzz of hummingbirds, tinamou whistles, toucan croaks
and this forest of rain—this jewel-filled jungle—launches itself unquietly into another day.

—from the garden at Birder's View, Cerro Azul, Panama


On October 21, 2008 at 6:00 PM Anonymous said...

...your travelogue has started out with a bang...Magical view this shows.

On October 21, 2008 at 7:51 PM NCmountainwoman said...

Breath-taking. The photo and the poetry. Just lovely.

On October 21, 2008 at 10:47 PM Bill of the Birds said...

thanks for reading this and for your kind words.

On October 22, 2008 at 7:41 AM Julie Zickefoose said...

Beautiful, B. It reminds me of the city waking up--honking horns, shrilling sirens, car alarms...only much, much nicer.

On October 22, 2008 at 1:05 PM Heather said...

Well, it seems ncmountainwoman already took "breath-taking"... so I'll just say "wow". At least there is beauty to be enjoyed when you are so far away from home.

On October 22, 2008 at 1:22 PM Kyle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous view! That sight would be worth the early morning climb, birds or no birds. (Of course, that white hawk you posted earlier wasn't anything to sneeze at, either.)

Thanks for sharing, Bill. I hope your trip continues to provide such wonderful treasures!