After the monsoon rains
sunbeams caress rainforest foliage.
Birds of paradise spread their silken wings
and dance to the call of love.
Chambers of broad leaf ferns
bend in a calm greeting to forest floor dwelers
where Orchids bloom
beside Angel Wing Begonias.
Mischievous faeries dare to roam
throughout the high canopy
mimicking chattering bird calls
that travel downward and across wooded landscape,
crossing borders between humanity and the enchanted.
Flickers of movement within Ragwort climbers,
behind ancient stone heaps
cannot be caught on film,
for fear of becoming a substitute changeling.
With the softest touch
the Guardian Angel of the rainforest
strokes the warm, nebulous land
bringing peace to the kingdom
and silence enters the unknown world,
where dragonflies unfurl their wings.