January 5, 2015: What Would Your Perfect Day Feel Like?

~by Virginia Rhys Anson, OFS


Gratitude unbounded
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.

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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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