Darkness falls with the coming of the night,
And the moon rises with a soft white light.
Birds twitter putting their young to sleep,
As insects, through the green leaves, creep.
The night wind blows softly across my face,
And solitude wraps me in her warm embrace.
Although my heart lies heavy in my chest,
I make the time to take a needed rest.
Even though life holds pain and sorrow,
Nature’s gifts bring joy on the morrow.
All that’s needed is a mindful stance,
And giving Nature’s gifts a chance.