Sunrise and Sunset – By Oscar E V Fernando
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.John Lennon
Sunrise and Sunset
In between this rising and setting we live, breath and have our being?
It is this Flash of Golden Beam-we do salute the new born day.
In this span we grow, be happy and live sharing-
All we have in body-soul-mind and spirit in what we do and say.
Within this rise and set-with no wanton pollution of nature
We learn from this Gentle Giant to start with grace so rear in human lore
And roar on the day’s work with stealth and healthy stature
To live this span with no burden past or future that makes life a bore
Bids us await the tapering end-bestowing blessings in even-tide-
To cool the nerves and lull to slumber those that tilled with sweat of brow.
Un-nerve those others that did not sweat but lived on fat beside
Then toss and turn with the drum of guilt-with no slumbering snore.
This Load of Golden Glory bestows to all and sundry-
With no gloating self in pomp and pageantry-worshipped by some in frenzy
Soft and tender it dips into the ocean-gives way to the Silvery Beam-
To romance-to dream-to cherish the slipping day and a hope unseen.
Behold the silent morn and salute the rising sun at dawn
Strive-live meaningfully from sun rise to its set
Wallow in the sweat on brow-for therein lies health and brawn
Softly trip the light fantastic to the rhythm and repeat of the Eternal Milky Way
Oscar E V Fernando