My Horizons

 

My hills, my valleys,

my evergreen trees,

how I love to hug you!

Days are never the same

with maiden Nature skipping on

the crystal clear waters

gurgling through boulder

and bush; renewed radiance

glittering gemlike embraces my eyes,

my being; the dreamy flowers bloom

in a scented spectrum of soothing colors

decorating the valley and the mountainsides,

the fragrant wind wafts at will in the early

sunlight of this quiet, cool December morn.

 

My heart dances to the song

of Nature as she takes me

to her boulevards of beauty,

splendor and tranquility.

Her melody echoes in the wide

white sky, through the translucent

blue of the distant ocean that spreads

to the very end of this land

my land, my heaven of freedom.

 

My ever-endearing mate,

my steady companion

through unnumbered lives

of the past and future,

Nature spreads around

generously; gently

beckoning, giving me

a chance to learn to be patient,

kind and considerate, impartial,

shed malice and covetousness,

hopeful like a lotus in the mire.

 

My never-changing, immortal

friend, guide and philosopher!

mother-like, you are ever present

to wipe my tears, clear my frown,

lift me from the sinking sands

of disillusion, and resentment.

I prithee my Mother Nature,

forgive us frail mortals, of our

uncouth, ignorant, rude ways.

Inspire us, kind Spirit, to fall

in step with your worthy, gracious self.

 

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My Horizons

Of Love That Uplifts

 

 

 

Love is not pretending.

It yields not to demand

or command, frowns upon

cowards, has no peers.

 

It nurtures on free and fresh

minds and hearts, on spirits untouched

by malice, jealousy and possessiveness.

Few are equal to its challenges and charms.

 

Love is the be-all and end-all

of all life, the only rationale

behind existence, the ozone

that shields from mental decay.

 

It is not easy to understand,

beats an intelligent man

to submit to its whims.

It tests our patience,

 

turns one mad and wistful.

Beautiful beyond debate,

love is irresistible even to

the time-tested cynic.

 

Pessimism melts in the warmth

of love; it cleanses the criminal,

enlivens the dull philosopher,

makes me feel like a queen of hearts.

 

 

 

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Of Love That Uplifts