Today's Beautiful Gem: `In Early June' by Mayra Coldecott.

"In early June the garden is full of birds practising to fly.
I feel the wind of their inexperienced wings
flapping as they pass me by,
and sense the joy of relief
as they land precariously upon a tree or stone.
I know the feeling.
Between each point of understanding and the next is the abyss
and flying has to be done alone."

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao