April 1984

 

Old Sol dances in his fields

 

brilliant yellow

in celebration

on royal blue

 

at eternity’s edge

prelude to forever

 

Beneath life’s boughs I lie

and gaze through

to an endless ocean

 

            living sea of light

 

waves of colour

breaking on the shore

splashing off the world

frolicking on me

 

            and beside

 

flowing

like waves in the bay

glinting

in the sun

 

Between the branches

on bare and

budding twigs

birds carol the wind

which holds the dance

they wild gambol

across the skies

specks against infinity

 

Down in the distance

blue

rolling billows

end the basin

 

            ancient

            shadowed

 

ramparts headed

t’ward the stars

earth taken along

not reluctant

eager

 

Laughter bubbles

with leaping splash

entwined

narrow ribbon of light

 

set free

from

deepest

darkest

night

 

flowing though the field’s

carpet of colour

flowing life

 

free

exuberant

wild

 

faithful mirror

yet untrue

 

In joyful exaltation, the world returns to life

Life - leaping from hill to hill, rolling through the plains

Spring has come, and its music for the soul