Under a tree

Under a tree

A young boy returning from a walk to the river

Stops under a tree, glances at its little shade

Pulls from one of his pockets an orange

Starts peeling, dropping the peelings on the ground

Cuts a slice and puts it in his mouth.

Smiles, then resumes his walk.

 

I continue my walk towards the river.

A Leaf of Excitement

The rain started last night and continued today

I didn’t walk to the river this morning 

Instead I went to the Wellness Center for a workout.

This afternoon I was in the Study Center 

In the library helping students with their homework.

Afterwards I attended my Rotary Club meeting.

This evening I started reading Conversation With Friends,

A novel by Sally Rooney.

The little things that make life interesting.

We can measure the day by how long it rained

HOr by how happy is the student after 

She understood what she was studying for days.

A green leaf started sprouting from a seed 

Aboard the lunar lander at the  surface of the moon.

That’s a living plant  listening to Moonlight Sonata.

love and other infinities

The little things

simple pleasures of ordinary things

peanut butter, Beethoven’s late quartets

moments as moments evolve

concepts not possessions

can make one happy

sweet moments of vibrant greens

cobalt blues, trees, giant

and slender, of Woldgate Woods,

sanctuary of affection

David Hockney painted,

drew “en plein air” changing seasons

“nicely phrased” on iPad videos, paintings

evolving slowly before my eyes

3 days before the exhibit closed

the little things, important little things

I love you, hug me tight.

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(from the internet) photo: www.redtedart.com