I've pondered in a pink sunset.

I've walked in a Spring-green wood.

I've shivered in diamond-snow mornings

As I pulled up my furry hood.

I've laid on a sandy, brown beach

With seagulls over my bed;

And I stood today in orange sunlight

With red-orange trees overhead!

Of all the beauties I've felt

Or viewed in this world so wide,

The greatest beauty has been

The hand of a friend by my side!

Marge Mulder

©2001