Dulwich Common

When able;

I dance with the leaves

to the mystic melodies of the wind.

It brings with it

fresh calm.

When able;

I race the clouds

in their vast deep blue course.

It brings with it

inner peace

When able;

I sing off tune

to the chirping songs of the birds

It brings with it

a pleasurable sense of wonder.

When able I escape the city

And I allow nature’s miracles to permeate me,

with its freedoms and joy.

© Chipo Cleopatra Kuuya 2003