Relax

a poem by

Joji Mathew

Read a Haiku
and help release
your heart’s tension;
perhaps by luck you find
some of there-expressed joy
is yours too.

You may very well draw on it
freely and
to your heart’s content.
Further if you want to,
you can make your seconds flow
smoothly.

Like a slow unhurried rivulet
reciting the Haiku lines:
O relax, you relax.
Look, how serenely
refreshing! You feel so happy,
sound of mind.

O listen, listen more and more
to the deep solemn notes of nature
sung for you:
sweet cadence of youth
and unalloyed mirth
then return to you.