the waters of the shore cool my feet,
and all heaviness is lifted from my heart.
And beyond the shore the dolphins move
through the rolling tide,
their silken bodies
also touched by water and light.
Joy arises in those of us remaining
on the beach, late in the day,
and we are so glad that we stayed,
for this is a dolphin day
at this quiet cove of white sands
and sunlit waters.
It is a quiet place with familiar faces
that gather here,
illuminated by what they see
as today is a dolphin day for them also
—a day when all is well
and beauty abounds
and the gift of joy was given
by our dolphin friends.