95. I Never
See a Bench without yearning to sit down
And think why it’s there.
In Public Places,
Did anyone of renown sit like me
To privately ponder Life?
When Life has a scenic view,
Pondering isn’t even considered.
Experiencing becomes a Life.
Staring at crisp, rippling foliage
Or unwavering rock in high mountains
Or water in one of its many guises.
Sharing a Bench with a Love
Enhances each scene with a lasting bond
Which can never be taken away.
If One is lucky,
One can return to a Bench with fresh eyes
And the same Loving partner.
I know now
Why I yearn to sit on a peaceful Bench.
It lasts forever.
I read are kept by my bedside table.
There aren’t that many.
I’ve five subscriptions.
I’ve lessened periodical reading.
I enjoy reading my books.
I have always liked science.
“Science News” keeps me abreast of what’s new.
And, its articles have humor, too.
“BBC Music” is a good guide
To new music and seasonal performers.
(Ev’ry once in a while, I make a purchase.)
For garden writing, I have
Subscribed to “Horticulture” for two years.
I can’t say this magazine whelms me.
One cannot dismiss
“The American Poetry Review”
To read about new poets.
For aging, “AARP Bulletin”