I just love natural scenery poems, and even when they are figures for something more personal or pjilosophical, I still love the imagery the most! Anyway, your imagery is vivid and I so enjoyed the poem.
Quite a vivid picture you create here, totally sucked me in, allowing me to become a part of it and experience it, I like it when a piece can do that, my favorite part has to be:
"Tall trees entangled, choking vines
surrender themselves so another can live.
As softly treading panthers trust the fates
to guide them to the life giving creatures
beneath their cushioned menace."
(Maybe remove the period before "as", maybe...)
Something about it just makes me feel so natural and in place, everything in order, ready to fulfill prescribed functions and enforce balance and create a serene perfection in itself.