Evening Swim in the Building Pool

March 15, 2007

The dim lights of Orion’s belt Shine down on me as I start my swim. Once again…I relive the curiosity I felt About who named those stars after him.

The darkling greenery, the fading light, The distant circles of the wheeling kite, The fruit bat flitting to and fro… I see them all, as back and forth I go.

As I step into the pool At first, the water feels a shade too cool; But soon it’s lovely, pleasant and mild Like the casual touch of a gentle child.

I love to swim in the cool twilight With the daytime scenes fading from my sight… The twinkling stars appear very soon And sometimes… the light of the moon.

Time passes quickly as I reflect On the day’s doings and introspect; I feel how right was that very wise Person who said, swimming’s great exercise.