Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Sky

I love looking at the sky, 
especially when it is full of clouds.  
The clouds tell us a story, 
if we are interested to watch out for it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Walk In The Park

I love trees.
I love parks.
I love walking in the park.
I love walking in the park under huge, magestic trees.
I love being under the canopy of a large tree.

The wind whispers in the tree.
The leaves on the tree flutter like butterflies.
The branches dance in graceful sways.
It's a wondrous sight to see and
a melodious sound of silence to listen to.

The birds chirp happily in the tree
that provides them shelter and home.
The squirrels scamper around
from ground to tree
looking for food and a hiding place.
Ants march along the trunk and branches
to their nest made of leaves.

Rain Dance Chant

Everytime it gets too hot for days
I do a rain chant.
Not exactly a rain dance
but just looking at the sky
so bright and cloudless
not even white clouds in sight.
I look beyond the hot day
and make an inner wish
for dark clouds and rain to come.
With the dark clouds come wind.
With wind comes a certain coolness in the air.

Lo and behold,
the clouds often come with the wind.
Then comes the lightning and thunder.
And finally the wondrous rain.
Sometimes it drizzles lightly
but a drizzle will not wash away
the hot, hazy, dusty day.
Sometimes it pours dogs and cats,
washing away sand and dirt from the road
in a torrential manner.
The fury of a tropical rainstorm.

When I was young, we were taught
to sing "Rain, rain, go away,
come again another day".
Now I sing "Rain, rain, come today,
wash away the dusty day".

Anytime The Rain

I give thanks to the Sun
for shining its radiant light on Earth.
The sun provides not only light
but energy for healing.
Plants need the Sun for photosynthesis.
The Sun helps the body produce vitamin E.
The Sun kills germs.

But when the Sun is too strong,
it gets very hot in the day.
Plants start to wilt.
The air gets dry and acrid.
The Earth gets dry and cracks.
Our skin gets burned.

Which is why I like the rain.
Rain provides us with the much needed water
and it cools, cleans, clears and cleanse the earth.
It waters the plants and streams run clear.
The clouds and the wind that build up before the rain
add colour and excitement
to an otherwise bright day.
I like the Sun but
anytime the rain is god sent.