Even in Africa my tree is still up. I haven't managed to organize my usual mailing this year. Instead, I’ve been inspired to write poetry again lately and I’ve decided to share it here as my Valentine’s Day gift to you. The first poem was inspired by our new life as an Embassy family living in Niger. We are strangers in a strange land. So I wrote this poem about kindness:
“An Angel is near.” she said with a smile of love
She sees feathers everywhere.
I found a pile of feathers in our new home
Are angels everyday acts of grace by friends?
I was profoundly grateful.
We saw a feather on the playground
She said: “Don’t touch that, it’s filthy!”
Did I miss your kindness?
We try to do our daily act of good
to help who we can and those I love
I find feathers everyday.
Here in this desert Oasis I have seen such wonderful
exotic birds, I can’t wait to explore...
What feathers have you found?