Three fat raindrops
glisten and cling
to a bare outstretching twig.


Through the tracery
of a scarred walnut
three early stars
startle the dark.


Tossing crumbs with glee
three children
conjure a skyful of gulls.


Three cheers for the heart.
Three cheers for the Maker.
Sufficient for the day is the wonder therein.

The Natural World