These poems bring us hope during troubled times through our connection with nature. Chapters include poems on dreams, understanding ourselves, nature, robots and us, and living in the time of covid. There is also a special chapter of legends told by poetic verse.
"Dreams" is the opening poem:
From your pillow through your window
you travel to your land of dreams.
Its special places only you know -
their vistas bathed in sunny gleams.
Flowers carpet the valley,
birds chirp from the trees.
From them you absorb energy
while you float in the breeze.
Now put structure in your vision
to give your life new meaning,
and you can do with what you’re given
with a joyous and prideful feeling.
(c) 2021 Larry Kilham
Far, far away in the stellar night
we see mysterious clouds of galactic light.
These distant fires warm our tired brains
and help our dreams escape their earthly chains.
Many have minds that crave to fly free
but are caught in the grip of eternity
they’re always rolling stones uphill
killing their hopes for glorious free will.
It’s time to let a million flowers bloom
to give joy and dispel the chilling gloom!
When there’s an end to exploitation and strife
everyone can focus on a better life.
(c) 2020 Larry Kilham
As a child on a farm
I knew the totality of creation
(and in that wonder life had no end).
The seasons and the extremes
represented all that we knew
and all that might be known...
Gazing at life in a pond,
the dew on a summer meadow,
the tundra on a winter beach...
life is forever
if we are happy to the end.
(c) 2017 Larry Kilham