A GARDEN ALTAR
I sit quietly beneath the sunshade
Watching all the life around me parade
Hoverflies sip sweet nectar as they please
Snapdragons shut their lips tight behind bees.
Butterflies weave in and out amongst plants
That my delighted eyes placed to enhance
The riot of colour and smell planted
A garden altar to heaven granted.
It's so amazing that we can achieve
A result so perfect when we perceive
The concept of so many things to grow
Reliant on our desire to flow.
At last in sunshine shown to perfection
Living plants laid out for eyes detection
From nowhere, insects feast n the reward
Their inter-action cannot be ignored.
And soon the song birds are tempted lower
From the neighbourhood, cats watch and glower
Feathers strewn about like angel's traces
And spiders weave webs around their places.
No matter what first jolts your intention
All of nature weaves it's own invention
Can't judge the victor between good and bad
Sunshine lifts my spirits, I can't be sad.
Inside a puzzling longing
Strange desire for belonging
Beyond the pull of mortals
Tugging through unknown portals.
A yearning for the unknown
Distracted and daydream prone
Strange unremembered yearning
The memory is hidden
But snatches come unbidden
Submerged in everyday tasks
clothed in temporary tasks.
Gliding along the surface
Gives life support and purpose
But deep down something's missing
Tips of the fingers kissing.
Clothed in fog but still teasing
The ungrasped thought still pleasing
A promise of things to come
The adventure just begun.