Silence in the snow, the rain
Silence in the sun rays and darkness
Then gently, things start to happen
people start to gather.
One person plays football
The other walks by
One person has snowball fights
The others talk to friends.
All in the space of three hours.
That patch of land sees more than we’ll know.
Now, a cat comes by
Unaware of the foxes to follow far behind.
To a place that is part of history
hidden in the wake of actions
of people and animals that pass.
And on into extinction.
That patch of land stays the same
Through millennia and century.
Animals evolve and the earth turns.
Romans have waked where
Greeks have wondered where
Dinosaurs have pounced
all on this land we call home.
By Amanda Lynsdale