I rest in Thee

for Marie Clay on her 91st bloom

I rest in thee

amongst flowers and the tree

a place to be still

to contemplate the colorful truth of

life’s many thrills and ills

hidden among nature’s delightful best.

I sit at peace because You have

nursed each seasonal bloom.

I catch my breath, breathe in deep the

presence of your abiding love

and declare my thanks and praise that

I am one of your chosen best!

(91st birthday 23rd March ‘23 by kiwi poet 18/3/23)