Here is an extract from a poem created to celebrate the balance of nature. It is from my book, A Denagerie of Poems.

Christmas roses that glisten and gladden the eye                                                    winter brings jasmine as steel clouds go by                                                              unbidden flowers within reach of the senses                                                                    look forward not back and enjoy present tenses.


If we stop and enjoy what is there all the time                                                         Nature’s cycle of growing and dying sublime                                                                      we renew with her rounding of days short and long                                                          so we gather together and sing her sweet song.

Denny Bradbury