Thursday, October 20, 2016

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

A moment of bliss and beauty, lakeside at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. Through the lush and thick greenery, I saw the reflection of water and upon moving closer, discover a lake with a little boat gliding gracefully across. 

Strangely enough, a solitary seagull comes close, then prances all around me. 
Wanting company and perhaps a crumb or two.

It inspired me to write a poem on my i-phone but thought I should put it in my blog as a memory of a beautiful moment.

A silvery reflection through shades of green,
the heart beats louder when it is quiet, 
barely holding the unbridled joy thumping within.
Waves of thoughts and emotions,
a sonorous bellow between mellifluous flights.
A perky seagull encircles me in a rapturous dance,
in beat with the music in my heart.

A boat afloat, of gleaming vermilion.
Calm waters gliding it through the foliage 
I feel the flutters in the cold crisp air,
warmed by the feelings of gratitude, beauty and wonderment.
Moved that in this vast landscape of life,
bitter and sad at times 
are moments that lift, through the unpretentious beauty of nature.