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Friday, 14 November 2014

KBR Short Story: Music in the Trees

by Melita Turale

Shhh!

Listen.

Be still, breath slowly and listen. Listen to the music. Listen to the music in the trees.

Can you hear it? Listen.

Listen with your ears.

The melody swirls and twirls around the bark covered tree trunks. It hums gently like an old man relaxing in his favourite chair.

Can you hear it? Listen.

Listen with your eyes.

The harmony creates an illusion of colours as it rolls and coils along the dancing branches at
twilight. It sparkles and flashes like a hundred ideas yet to be explored.

Can you hear it? Listen.

Listen with your mind.

The song plays widely though the leaves of gold, like a treasure hunter’s hands searching for the last precious coin.

Can you hear it? Listen.

Listen with your body.

Sway with the music. Feel it as it covers and melts all over you like a spell of warm magic.
The music in the trees is one of nature’s ancient instruments.

Shhh.

Listen.

Listen to the music in the trees.


Melita Turale has been a primary school teacher for almost 19 years. As well as writing, she exhibits her own intuitive artworks. Some of these works are inspired by her writing.


KBR Short Stories are a way to get your work ‘out there’—and to delight our KBR readers. Stories are set to a monthly theme and entries are due in the 25th of each month. Find out more here.

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