the beauty of Nature inspires my quill
the lovely mystique' of Creation, my will
to compose lines, amazing, to share with my peers
and welcome sweet critique', as insights appear.
the smile of a child; the love of my life
commits my vast gift to ease another's strife
as the song of the nightengale offers soft glow
enchanting deep thoughts from beneath and below.
the sweetness of puppies romping on grassy ground
the pitter-patter of kittens, meowing, astound
elements of Earth and residents of Sky
inspire my soul as tears cascade each eye.
watching waves crest as they kiss sandy shores
the beach is my haven, to ponder encores
of poetic art captivating and free
these intimate treasures ever inspire me.
*For Patricia Ellis's You Are My Inspiration Contest.