“I need a vacation!” You hear it far and wide.
“Too much stress! Too much work! Please give me a bromide!”
While relaxing is good, and resting justified,
What my heart needs more? Is beauty magnified.
The beauty of wonder seen in a countryside.
The beauty of calmness, sunning at Oceanside.
The beauty of grandeur, vistas on mountainsides.
The beauty of freshness, a quiet walk outside.
Beauty of solitude, pink flowers on hillsides.
Beauty of peacefulness, lounging at a lakeside.
Beauty of the simple, an inn on some wayside.
Beauty of majesty? Continental divide!
In these I am refreshed, Creator’s canvas seen.
Pallets of rich colors, brush strokes in ev’ry scene,
A new kind of “still life,” my heart that’s still and clean.
This outdoor museum, foretastes of heaven’s scenes.
Pride laid aside.
Happy tears cried.
Real life, inside.
Fresh hope applied.