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As I draw the curtains open –
Welcoming the light to my room – in the morning,
I’m warmly greeted by ethereal scenery
From the window of the garden.
Velv’ty petals, captivating;
Ferns’ fronds waving, pruned bonsai trees, green leaves sparkling.
The morning dew trickles on the leaves, like pearls dripping.
My secret treasures, my blessings.
Along, a light soundtrack playing,
Of winds whistling, and birds in the background chirping.
Closed eyes, I inhale the eucalyptus essence,
Wafting in the air of morning.
A breeze steals me a tender kiss,
In my mind, I draw someone’s face and lips, and wished.
Evanescence, with open eyes, it vanished.
‘Tis gone like a dream left no trace.
Fruits mellow as I wake today.
Seeds sprout, birds perched and nestle in the mango tree.
Fishes swim in the pond contained, yet feeling free.
Tendrils cling, vines rising, like me.
The poem is titled, “Rising: Welcoming the Light” from Jeques’s poetry collection, 2005