Break Clear Away

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
— John Muir

Let’s break clear away together
just you and me
We’ll find a secret hiding place
‘neath a big old tree

Let’s venture down a woodland path
blaze a brand new trail
and find the place where coyotes sing
as do the hawk and quail

Let’s go where others dare not pass
We’ll climb a hill and yell
Let our echoes resonate
through mountaintop and dell

Find a pond and jump right in
purify body and soul
With no one there to watch us
who cares if we lose control

Let’s breathe afresh the mountain air
cool through every pore
dance along with Pan and Faun
upon a pine needled floor

And discover what we’re seeking
it’s right there ’round those bends
We’ll uncover the answer on our quest
and find we are best friends.