I retreat


Gentle splash of water

bathing ancient stones

calms my mind

awakening my senses

to appreciate and embrace

the moment


the chirping of birds invites me to sing

along and joyfully usher in the new day

gentle dance of the trees a welcome

call to sway in time to nature’s beauty song


away from the spits and curses

blares and madness,

I inhale the awesomeness

and breathtaking sights of nature

my heart thanks me for the breather


my feet hungrily take a deep

my being is alive to peace and quiet

my mind attunes to the silent voices

and I hear distinctly

the communion of mind soul and spirit

my body melts in awe.

© Amaka Paul 2016

Photography:Eli Boschetto