Posted in Poetry

nature’s loves

 

The radiant morning she saw

Flatter the green tops

With her twinkling eye,

Touching with golden hands

The pretty coastal meadow,

Kissing the blue sky with 

Lovely vivacity.

 

P.S.: California is still in lockdown, so all the public beaches and state parks are closed. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the beauty of nature even from a distance, such as I did early this morning. As Shakespeare said, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin’, I felt like my heart’s filling with infinite generosity and munificence for humankind despite its recurring and intractable follies and vices. I saw a medicine that’s able to soothe heartaches and allay malaise and fatigue of the mind and body. 

Posted in Poetry

malibu drive

 

The sun’s bright, the sky bluest,

The air sweet, the breeze mildest, 

The choir of nature gaily caroling

The wonder of the world it bears.

 

 

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Addendum – Today in History

  • 245 years ago today, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord.
  • 77 years ago today, Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed the abandonment of the Gold Standard and ordered the confiscation of privately owned gold coins.
  • 69 years ago today, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry Truman, bade farewell in an address to Congress with a quotation from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”