Yesterday it was I went paddling
at the foot of the deep ravine,
picnicking in the fern frond’s soft arms;
plunging deep into the heady pool,
the warmth of spring on my back
as glistening delight adorned my face,
droplets of timeless wonder dripping
from the shapely rounded rocks swelling
forth, moss laden, succulent undulations
shielding my diving wonderment
from the tender ministrations of time.
Unhindered, sated, an afternoon pooled
When, paddling spent, I lay back to gaze,
Doze, beneath skies streaming blue hues.