Amazon Rainforest Poetry…Lazy Afternoon

I wrote this poem while sitting alone in a canoe in the Amazon friend, a local, had gone into the forest to look for a sloth to show to me and as that probably meant leaving me and climbing trees, he thought I’d be safer in the canoe.

The forest and river were quiet except for the hum of insects and the occasional bird cry. I felt overwhelmed by the vastness and beauty of the place and unbelievably happy.

My poem was picked up by the publisher of a children’s book..I granted her request to use it to educate children about the forest and the use of poetry to express feelings and ideas.