Green trees, oil on canvas by Glennda Blyth (she’s my partner, I’m super proud of her!)Anyway, this hangs on the wall quite close to my workspace. It helped inspire me whilst I was writing the prologue text for my new Dr. Seuss inspired composition for the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus. It’s a kind of eco allegory and is shaping up quite nicely.
Picture this paradise now, if you will,
A great verdant forest, so calm and tranquil
Fine tuned ecosystems that balance just right
The crawlers, the creepers, the ones blessed with flight
All living together as happy as Larry
There’s no need to rush. There’s no cause to tarry.
Each knows his place in the great scheme of things
He may take what he likes, as long as he brings
Back to the forest a gift of his own
You can trust here that you’re never ever alone.