At the thresh hold
twixt water and sand
sing their Wisdom
whether solitary watchmen
shrewdly observant for opportunity,
co-operative family unit,
or great migrating band
“Through rushing waters or rocky shores,
We carefully wend our way.
Spear at the ready,
We gather bright schools of Wisdom
as we dance in the river’s bright spray.
Spirit, insight, and tranquility in blue
Peace is a road that begins in each of you!
Diversity embraced is an asset sublime,
though awkward in youth,
you’ll bloom like the heavenly lotus given time!
We will teach you how to stand alone
despite turbulent waters or society’s moan,
and when to foster unity.
For independence coupled
with loving co-operation is my lesson
on how to create a harmonious community.
Fortune, focus, and long life are blessings taught
by my cousin, serene,
in carefully folded alabaster wrought.
Flowing with your own rhythm,
bold exploration, fluid grace,
dignity, and balance are my gifts to you.
You need only diligently study and pursue!"
For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?