Lotus Petals, Sukhothai, Thailand

Lotus Petals

Petals fallen
To dimpled pond
Where raindrops gather
On lotus pads
A thousand diamonds glittering
Under slate grey skies

Rain quells nature’s sounds
No songbirds sing
No children shout
Ours are the only ears
To hear
The gentle white-noise patter
Of rainfall
Coming back to Earth

We stand in peaceful silence
Together, against the rail
Touching shoulders
In an utter calm
Of contentment

Lotus Pond
Ancient Capitol of Siam

Taken during travels, 1995