The tender touch of breeze The soft sound of brook Some beautiful blossoms smiling At the light and warmth of sun Happiness filtering through the trees Moonlight streaming through my windows Hope sprouting around me, every spring The dusky sky, the merging hues of rainbows The warmth of my home The mirth, the kindness, the consonance The steady drizzle of love Seeping slowly into my soul
Assimilating the ache of setbacks Embracing the hurricanes of life Gratitude grants the serenity To bounce back, to tap the infinite
To stumble upon and cherish Those moments of endless joy Those moments of togetherness Sparkling on the sand of time
They lived in the valley of happiness
Away from the hypocritical world
A valley, surrounded by flowers
Welcoming rain, sunshine, and snow.
They had braved the storms of life,
They believed in themselves!
Broken dreams didn’t bother them
Happiness was not a destination
It was harmony with their thoughts
It was absorbing the radiance of stars
It was merging into the dark clouds
It was reveling in the glory of the rainbow.
Poetry challenge rules have always intimidated me but I would like to grab this golden opportunity of celebrating with Colleen whose weekly poetry challenge has accomplished 100th milestone and she has given a free choice of words to write a Tanka.