“Cherish This,” by Satyadevi
Cherish this – Clare College Gardens on midsummer’s day where as close and as sweetly elusive
as the orange blossom’s scent
love strayed in,
stayed a while and went.
Cherish this – the first virginal touch of spring that comes so lightly fingering
with palest sunlight tips
the tallest tree tops –
then leaves them unbelieving.
Cherish this, the dance of the winter wind combing the valley floor and the mountain air netted by
shards of light that
drape the hills like a secret veil