The open sky, the brown earth, the leafy tree,
The golden sand, the blue water, the stars in courses
and the awareness of this.
Birdsong, butterflies, clouds and rainbows,
Sunlight, moonlight, firelight.
A hand reaching down for a small hand,
Impromptu praise, an unexpected kiss, a straight answer.
The glow of enthusiasm, and a sense of wonder,
Long days to be merry in and nights without fear.
The memory of a good home.