Midst the sighs of those still drifting in dreams,
I carefully make my way out the front door
Treading o’er damp uneven stones to the narrow pier
Jutting far out into the magnificent pristine lake.
Soothing whispers, where the water strokes the shore
Luring me onward, willing me to be part of it all.
With the fingers of dawn on a flaming horizon
Igniting the smooth surface of the chilly water
The sun slowly rises into a clear blue sky.
Taking a deep soul-cleansing breath,
I attempt to absorb all that lies before me, knowing
Neither clever brush stroke nor colourful words
Could capture the essence of this amazing place!
And with each breath that echoes into the stillness,
All that Nature generously bestows spellbinds me!
Soon warm sunbeams will meander through the eyes
Of the little cottage tucked into the trees,
And those within will rise to greet the new day.
But for now it’s just Mother Nature and me
Standing together, her arms warmly embracing
Her grace enchanting!
© Annabel Sheila