Captivated by the splendid vista before her,
She stares across the open field
Where a multitude of tall green grasses sashay
Neath a cloudless brilliant blue sky!
Stately oak, birch and poplars border the field
Branches reaching into the universe
A warm breeze rustling emerald leaves
That to her, seem to shiver in response!
Randomly scattered wildflowers offer
Vibrant bursts of colour against velvety green,
Their splashes of red, yellow, soft lilac and gold,
Nature’s brushstrokes on a perfect canvas!
She smiles, a hummingbird hovers close by,
From its tiny wings, that familiar buzzing sound
While birdsongs drift through the open windows!
Warm sunbeams ignite her soft gray hair
Changing each strand into shimmering silver!
Her face, a myriad of deeply etched lines…
Evidence of her journey thus far,
But there’s a sparkle in her bright blue eyes.
She’s never been more aware of nature’s bounty!
Sleep slowly begins to tug at her eyelids
Reluctant to miss even one moment, she fights it!
But resistance is futile; sandman always wins!
So with a smile playing at the corners of her mouth
Her mind blissfully blank, she drifts away…
Happy, safe and secure under the watchful gaze
Of Mother Nature herself!
© Annabel Sheila