Meandering Along the River’s Edge
~by Virginia Rhys Anson, OFS
January 5, 2015: What Would Your Perfect Day Feel Like?
For ever so perfect a day.
For sunlight’s glow
Parting fluffs in albinoed hues,
Backdropped with vivid azure skies.
Temperature ever so distinctless.
Ever so utopian.
Nary a hint of chill,
Nor its counter warmth.
A cape of splendid comfort.
Conifers cast their shadows crisp.
Lilac drifts her ambrosial soul.
Monarch alights atop sedum’s cushion.
Swallowtail sups at trumpet’s bell.
Arboreal carols betray disembodied quests.
Cardinals’ chirps beckon one to the other.
Squirrel’s alarm—my presence detected.
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee lilts on the tail of a breeze.
Oh the delight.
The relish of so sweet a day.
Blessed be I
To drink in and hoard day’s essence
For morrows vexed with nature’s unrest.
Virginia Anson grew up in the shadows of Sandia Crest in New Mexico. Family camping trips may have sparked her passion for nature. She holds an A.S. in Electronics Technology, a B.A. in Writing, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and a certificate in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation. Her book, Mother Earth’s Caretakers, targets middle school youngsters and is published as an e-book for Kindle. Virginia is a Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and her volunteer endeavors see her as a lector, Eucharistic minister, and sacristan in her parish and as a habitat steward for the National Wildlife Federation. She especially cherishes her life in the Secular Franciscan Order, following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.
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