The sandy beach gave me heart tokens
in stone and shell.
The sea gulls paraded their young before me
training flight as I gazed on the becoming.
The ocean washed sand away to show me
a giant shark tooth for my hand.
There was love and light and poetry flowing,
new books of beautiful verse for my heart,
a picnic lunch with my lover in the park.
There was a painted rock
in a flower pot with a painted heart and my
initial that was waiting for me to walk by.
There was a brave bird that introduced himself
and asked to share my cookie, and at my acquiescence,
he and his friends sang me love songs while they ate.
There was water rushing in the fountain
and a pen filling notebooks with poems.
There was sunshine and shade and shadow —
A breeze carrying the scent of blossoms my way
and a bench held me lovingly in sacred space.
There was love and life and flowing in me, around me,
with me. Leaves fell as Shams sang and Rumi danced.
There was a day of miracles … what more could I want?
~Photo Credit: Blue Ocean, Myrtle Beach State Park; (c)2019 Marissa Mullins