Impressions of a Halcyon Day
Witness to a land of verdant hue
A gilded carpet of crimson and amber leaves
A moment of slanted sunlight
A whisper of gliding gills
With open heart, I see.
This beauty lodges deep within me
My cells vibrate with the water’s harmony
The blue gaze of the sky falls on the earth below
Illuminating a seamless tapestry
With open mind, I see.
A shared experience of awe and wonder
Taking deep delight in a dried lotus pod
A miniature wind-swept cypress
A curling, winding path of pebbles
With open eyes, I see.
Halcyon, a mythical bird who nests
Floating at sea at winter solstice
Charming the winds and the waves into calm
With open hands, I receive.