There is kindness in the air today.
Sunlight bright, yet soft;
Wind strong, yet breezy;
Earth alive, yet sleepy.
There is grace in the air today.
In the shade and light
Trees sparkle and dance
Crows muse, sitting on the posts.
There is music in the air today.
The chorus of the leaves
As the wind blows through them
In rhythmic waves of love.
Through the window, across the trees
Over the high rise, the sky is blue
In unseen strings suspended,
Kites hover; swift fly past Swifts.
On the cool floor of the room,
The dogs are asleep deep
In full trust, faith and love.
I move gently; I stroke their heads.
There is gentleness in the evening today
Awaiting twilight to come
Knowing darkness would follow soon
Knowing, accepting, calmly, the end.
Balachandran, 1530 hrs, 03-08-2008,