A rooster crows in the distance,
A squirrel scales a tree.
Egrets in communal flight,
Against the early dawn I see.
Four Blue Jays now have claimed,
The lower limb of an old Pine.
The dawning of another day,
A favorite time of mine.
As the smoke of my fresh lit pipe,
Drifts away in the soft cool breeze.
I realize how simply wonderful,
Are moments such as these.