I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
Today my view is one fit for a queen—
scarlet tulips, stretched open to the sun,
where yesterday reigned only muted green—
the earth’s redecorating has begun.
Tomorrow still new dazzlements will grow—
or rain might come and veil Earth’s newborn charms.
But now, the sun illuminates the show,
so I, like the tulips, open my arms.