A Thanksgiving Prayer
Grateful am I to the Divine
For this time in my life
When up with the dawn I rise
Undisturbed and quiet.
I sit by the prayer window facing east,
Looking out far into the sky.
Behind the dark silhouette
Of the many pine trees
The tender tips of the rays of the sun
Begin to announce its arrival
By slowly diffusing the firmament
With the most, gentle colors for now!
The few stars still glimmer away.
They seem to bow to this great One,
As they retire and retreat from my sight.
Another day is thus given to me,
To make life just simply better,
For each and therefore everyone.
Rising then to meet the challenges yet to come
Armed with the ever smiling and seeing face
Of the Rising Sun.
Vasanti, Nov18 2017, Petaluma