Garth Rakumakoe

Touch A Leaf, Hug A Tree

Pebbles around bare feet,

touch a leaf, hug a tree

ink a wish down to paper

and by power of whisper

let it drift carelessly

to the tender violins

of the morning breeze


Surrender to life’s photogenic seas

that which the eye intangibly sees

entrusting the river and your maker

with the destiny of your dreams

brilliant as the tattooed night sky

when all ray has dimmed to sleep


Touch a leaf, hug a tree

Stars aligned, the universe is listening

and the pebbles are seeds