I have fondly remembered a balmy sun abates a lake,
with swans swimming across,
and the illustrious lapping of waves.
Where the two kayaks were docked,
at dusk, the sky was coloured with exquisite shades of pink and orange.
I can still detect the fragrance of those white and red roses…
I picked and arranged for my kitchen vase.
I would spend so much time to embrace nature’s well-gifted place,
that I awaited every day without haste.
Every morning I would take a dip in the lake, and feel cleansed and awake.
It had my perishable yet memorable moments-
My sweet escape, my sweet escape!
By: Arayana Warungse
Grade 10A IGCSE [Cambridge]