summer day morning breezes set the trees to dancing in rhythm with the tao and the sprightly redbird song all is still at noontime slow and lazy there are no shadows now to remind us of eternal time until the climax of the day the western sky on fire blaze of color spreading out toward twilight the earth embracing stillness while hushed lullabies of robins softly greet the coming night racing to extinction we are cloaked in darkness what we will not see can't hurt us better hold fast to these sunsets summer breezes and the redbird song summer days don't last that long
Valerie Forde-Galvin is a body/mind therapist originally from New England. For the past forty years she has taught meditation, Yoga, and Qi Gong. Now retired, she lives on a horse farm in Virginia and grows vegetables that are shared with deer and rabbits. Compelled to write by her Irish genes, Valerie has won a Writers Digest award and has been published in The Poeming Pigeon, AROHO, Toho Journal, and The Preservation Foundation.