Some greens are greener than the green we know.
They shine so clear that you avert your eyes.
It is a wonder nature ‘s keen to show,
whose brilliancy surpasses human tries.
Soft to the touch the leaves greet us in spring,
already they succeed to catch the sun,
transform its energy to make a useful thing
that as sugar any foodchain has begun.
This practical perspective set aside
the beech tree is a favourite in my place.
It opens hearts and eyes in spring just wide
as its reflection can be seen on our face.