And the sunlight speaks a sudden song,
Breaking in on the day like the pounding hooves
Of a triumphant cavalry – distant, but promising
Warmth, freedom, our dreams.
The leaves rustle and snap in the wind,
Applauding spontaneous pleasures, fulfilling
The natural banners and flags
Of our common humanity.
It is now that affection fills me, deepens me
And carries away the pent-up gloom.
In a single stroke – just like