'Simple gratitude of being'

”Sunsets and the stars shine
Holidays, Halloween, Stephen King
Inward with the pensive mind
Classical music by a fire
Write a poem of lighthouses
Joy, the simple gratitude of being
Romance needs peace and the sea
Boston like a cradle of birth
The White Mountains like paradise
How I miss the elves of New England’’

— From “Elves of New England,’’ by Joseph Narusiewicz