Green woods wave, welcoming a friend,
Fresh leaves pattern and skip:
Spring lambs in shades of autumn,
Roses charm adventurous eyes.
The sea, blue and penetrating,
Grips sight in a vision,
Drifting white fringes
Foaming at its hem.
White sails hoisted aloft
Play games with gawking gulls,
And the arched sky rules in royal blue
High overhead in magnificent splendour,
Over drifts of softly-blown clouds.
A warm glimpse of Paradise
Meets eyes freshly accustomed
To autumnal greys and glooms.
Speeding across the coast,
Every hairpin spin and turn exposes
Olive-crowned cliffs and mountain peaks.
A sunshiny city on a hill bursts gaiety into vision,
Eyeing the serene, sunlit shore, with blessings galore.

© Miriam Jacob


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