We’ve a wonderful prompt over at dVerse Poets today, namely the richly colourful pictures of Sunita Khedekar. Her lush dream landscapes, tinged with an Indian mythological sensibility, are the best way to celebrate the coming of Spring. And it is coming, isn’t it? You can find more of Sunita’s work here and you can read some of the other poems inspired by her paintings here.
Happy List and Happy Trees
What makes me happy?
Let me list away!
Things you cannot pay
things you seek words for and poof!
they vanish when you find them.
View of mountains after weeks of cloud cover
that first gasp of air on a cold morning
puffing away at dandelion clocks
naming clouds lying back on freshly mown grass
to hell with the grass stains
bless my tail with my sons’ giggles
setting the world aright with old friends, whom you can still trust to think and feel like you
finding a new favourite book or author
music to match my moods
And the list expands with love and laughter
to be examined on dark days
to be etched in every movement, word and smile.
And yes, indeed, trees make me happy
their wisdom of renewal
those lists are made, are chopped off trees
so maybe trees are not so happy…