NATURE’S YIN AND YANG – ONE GLIMPSE

When the sun came out, oh what a sigh of relief;

a consistent cloud-covered sky makes life bleak.

Clear blue canvas — yellow sunlight touches the grass.

I breathe IN the clear air, basking – but alas

the wind [curtains closing] shifted the gray clouds back.

Life is smaller, a need for introspection, a knack…

BE HERE NOW.

When sunlight (branches a sieve) reaches a leaf

It hopscotch, picking and choosing which surface shines —

Shadows and lights, however dazzling, can be brief;

So I focus on what I see NOW – and its “mine.”

BE HERE NOW.

Treetops – interlacing fingertips

Life-light’s stronger when it has to fight

to get through…

I’m in the shadows looking up…

MISCHEVIOUS IMP

The willful wind whistled in the rafters.

It’s an urgent need to know what matters.

The air was still and my mood was plunging;

Then a breeze touched my face, left me smiling.

A strong updraft snatched paper from the ground;

while rolling a trash bin without a sound.

One leaf trembled within a crowded bush;

clever wind to infiltrate, an “inrush.”

Ruffling the twigs, the top, a tall tree –

The wind’s its mother, affectionate glee.