Will you believe the beauty I’ve known?

Walking in the forest I hear the tui and bellbirds call:0014

Around me in the damp warmth dragonflies swarm

And mosses grow.

Walking by the mountain river I see the water leap:0008

Around me in the cool air lichen grows

And fishes weave.

Walking on the beach I taste the salt wind:0007

Around me in the hot light the wild gulls call

And waves tumble.

Walking through the gardens I smell the spicy trees:0016

Around me in the park friends walk and talk

And flowers bloom.

Walking by the quilt I touch the journeys I have made:0029

Around me in the quiet room memories swirl

And happiness flows.