Today, Delycia and I took a healthy walk in the beautiful April sunshine, up and down the road into the Peace Sanctuary on River Road. We always enjoy that walk – the deep, quiet woods, the pumping of our hearts as we climb the hill three times, the outdoor air and sunshine. When we returned home, I felt fresh enough to write this poem:
He felt the wind holding his right hand,
and the helpful sunshine holding his left.
He looked with love at swaying tree limbs
and he felt them looking with their light hearts
at him. He seemed to hear a hymn
inside himself, and also the silence
of mountain ranges. His little life rolled
along like a song that simply can’t end.
He felt the weightlessness of all his days
draped across his shoulders like light.