by Tim Chiu
"...the cherished and saintly afterglow inherent/To nature’s...meaning" - a poem.
|The towering oceans, gentle breezes,
Budding flowers, and skyward trees –
The earth consumes its creatures
In all of its violent beauty
And sheer perfection.
Yet, nature’s purity and definition
Are wholly embodied
By the survival of its scattered
And unique forms,
Which traverse the unstable environment
In constant search of food and shelter
With their families, flocks, and herds…
With the peace and restfulness
That these creatures enjoy
Comes the cherished
And saintly glow inherent
To nature’s meaning:
That wondrous sanctity
Of togetherness and hope
Around which the life dutifully revolves.