In the coolness of the night,
my fevered brow felt
the comforting hand of nature.
In the heat of a bright summer day,
a fresh spring of water in the garden bower
and a soothing southerly wind slaked my thirst.
Welcome rain on an August afternoon
pattering down the window-sill,
drenched my mind in ceaseless memories.
Winter nights spent in a shared bed,
brought on an ultimate relaxation
to my whole being, kindling gratitude.
Simple pleasures in simple things
of beauty, love and Mother Nature,
blessings, I am not in a hurry to count.
Written for Stormy's newsletter& contest, June 2021