A Bird Flew By

A bird flew by
And it carried my attention away…
Into the endless blue sky.
I gave it willingly.

The fresh green mitten-shaped leaves
Of a sassafras waved from among other trees
And held my attention.
I gave it freely.

The dancing shadows of the dogwood
Traveled through the window and onto the wall.
How perfect they were.
I accepted the gift gladly.

The sorrow of loss can be great.
I seek joy and solace in the abundant gifts
Of friendship and art, music and nature.
I notice the clicking of the Cricket Frog.

June, 2018

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Lynn lives with her husband in a house that he built, where the edge of town meets the edge of the woods. She was raised in a big city, and now finds peace and inspiration walking the dog and hiking the trails near her home. The birding is wonderful, trees abundant, water plentiful. Lynn practices Yoga, shares what she learns with others and can't imagine aging without it. Lynn and her husband share the endless love in their hearts with their son, their daughter, their son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and their granddaughter.

Lynn Packham Larson
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