The daily dance

The day yawned itself awake and put the kettle on
Houses half dozing in the soft light of dawn
As pyjamad legs emerge from turned-back doonas
Bare feet moving into sync with the daily dance

And so the ritual begins …
Warm water spraying onto waking skin
Towels soaking up the remnants of dreams
Senses waking as the smell of toast fills the air

Front doors close as beckons the journey to work
The blur of the day beginning its streak from start to finish
The taskmaster of time watching unheard

A myriad of tasks fulfilled, a sigh releases as front doors open
As is welcomed the familiar scent of home
As the cloak of the day is removed

And from beneath this outer coating something murmurs

What roses crossed my path today
Did I stop to breathe-in their scent

What buds of new promise dared brave my time poor mind
Did I feel their gentle nudging

Could I send a heartfelt wish
To those struck by tragedy around the world

Could I reach beyond the tremblings of change
To rise as a wave of calm upon the earth’s shore

And so as pillows are plumped and weary bodies crumble
Does the daily dance dissolve into the space of sleep
Where cradled in eternity the demands of time are softened
And we are held, simply held …

The scent of the rose filling our hearts

The daily dance


Lindfield, Australia

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Was just reflecting on an average day and how there seems to be a need to be in touch with something eternal even under the constraints of time …

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