Hold within your heart some happy tears,
And let them irrigate your desert days.
Plant some roses in among your fears,
Placed to add some grace to every gaze.
Your love is rain and sunshine to your world.
Happiness follows from the gift of giving.
On your ramparts leave your flag unfurled --
Let the wind proclaim your joy in living!
In holidays find cause for celebration,
Dancing to the old, familiar tunes,
As time needs now and then a well-timed station,
Yielding to accommodate relation,
Stopping for some cheer as winter looms.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Video and Audio Music: Victoria. By Density and Time. Music free to use at YouTube.