I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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2 April 2014

Endings and Beginnings

Morning in the Caldera
is mist and warbling magpies
this time of year,
as summer softens to autumn.

The mountains are clear,
you can see every detail;
and there's just a slight coolness
in the early, after-dawn air.

I go out into the advancing day,
meet an old friend and a new.
One, custodian of ancient land,
will leave it as the other comes in.

One opened portals, sank a bore, 
kept the ground chemical-free.
The other plans to create a peace farm
to teach adults and nurture children.

When the day began, I did not know
the Universe would use me this way
to connect these two, who until today
knew nothing at all of each other.

By day's end I am home alone,
a good day's work done.
Coolness returns as the sun falls
gradually down past the horizon.

I watch our mountains turn darker blue,
and say my prayers of gratitude.
I too was a guardian of that land, briefly.
This transfer of energy matters deeply.

April Poem A Day Challenge 2014, day 1:
 Beginning / Ending (one poem or two).

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