Whispering gums

Panoramic photo of a lemon scented gum against a blue sky dotted by clouds.

The neighbourhood watch;
as humankind passes by,
eucalypts whisper.


photo of the almost-full moon and a large gum tree beside it, as seen from a balcony

A towering gum,
glowing full moon arising—
I don’t ask for much.


A group of tall gum trees in the morning. The sun’s first rays shine on the top half of the trees.

Early morning gums,
sunshine’s kiss on their foreheads,
cherry on ice cream.


photo of a row of tall gum trees, as seen from below

Earth’s own flesh and bone—
a living breathing creature,
timber in waiting.


photo of gumtree tops as seen from below, with two big patches where the cloudless blue sky is visible

Peering through gum leaves,
watching wonders of below—
brightly blue-eyed sky.