Since nature placed the need in all things living
For happiness, all feel it as their right.
Why should a soul be starved, deprived and stinted
Instead of flowering in warmth and light?
Our hearts receive by slow degrees the shape
Of that which they gaze fixedly upon.
By constant meditation we become
Th thing we contemplate.
Ann Keith's poems have appeared in various magazines (ORBIS, ACUMEN, EUREKA, BYLINE and over 80 others) as well as in a number of anthologies.