Spring’s natural freshness bloomed
curiosity from life’s brand-newness.
Everything seemingly warmed up in summer;
emboldened, proud, glories, defeats.
Letting autumn linger as long as it will
– pleasant days & nights
to calmly breathe
in graceful advance
of winter solstice.
Despite short bursts of regret & worry,
this present moment is wonderful .
“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t crowded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.” ~ Wu-Men