The Echoing Sun Rays
The sun does make a big difference,
Each day to me,
It makes me happy to see it in
As merry thoughts swirl inside
My head, hiding the ringing
In my ears.
I and my tribe
welcome this Spring to come forth.
The Skylark, hummers, and Robins
Arrive on the lawns, in the new buds, and
Around the blooming newness.
These birds of the bushes, trees,
And everywhere green.
Singing louder with the sun up high,
A cheerful sound.
While we enjoy the fresh air,
On the patios, decks, and porches.
In our youth, this was the time to
Explore the Birches, orchards, and
Creekbeds with renewal
A place to take in the warmth
Till the little ones become a bit weary
With this sunshine event on the lawn,
The sun does descend again,
And, it has to have an end:
Round up the little ones and go in,
all these sisters and brothers,
Like birds in their high-up nests,
Are ready for a quick rest;
No more sunshine until another
Day of brightness & warmth. –J. E. Cook © 2019