Sonnet: Tree Hill

I think I’ll wander up to old Tree Hill
to spend a few unhurried hours there
and walk the trails until I get my fill
of butterflies and scented woodland air

Above the birds and squirrels make their nest
turtles and frogs are seen upon the ground,
and lizards too, but what I like the best
are pigmy goats and hearing how they sound.

I may be an urbane sophisticate
with jacket, tie, and sharp crease in my pants.
but walking through the countryside is great.
It’s off to Tree Hill when I get the chance.

Nearby, the city churns with industry,
but here the voice of Nature calls to me.


Located in the center of Jacksonville, Florida, Tree Hill Nature Center is the perfect place to connect with nature for individuals and families.

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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