Trees shed evening rain
silver beads in morning light.
Who expected jewels from the sky?
If I stood beneath, unfurled my fingers, I could reach out
and catch a drop or two.
But from my perch I’ll watch and view
nature’s work revealed in hues of green and see
how smart the branches, the darkened earth
to receive so simply and give back so freely
while whispering Love’s name.
“freely receive, freely give”…is what I read this morning on a church sign as I drove through the countryside and it’s also what I heard as I read your message..There’s a powerful nugget in this for me….
Anthony, your words create contentment. Thank you for that!
Have Your way in our lives Lord!!
And that’s a wrap. Perfect final words for the end of the day. Amen.
It is a blessing to read something so serene and profound on this early Sunday morning. Simply beautiful Deb.
Have a gorgeous day.
Oh! I was just getting ready for church and turning on some music and your note popped up! How lovely! You’ve been in my prayers…on my mind, Drew because I have felt like you with that vision thing. So often I have no idea where I am headed with my writing. Then I groan through one more piece or page until I find my way back to the light. It’s lonely isn’t it? Lol. You get it! Sometimes we don’t have to know. It’s unfolding…it’s a gift to be on the journey with the likes of people/writers/poets like you. We keep each other going, don’t we? If I’ve discovered anything in the process it’s that we need each other. May your writing be richly blessed in ways you can’t even begin to imagine. Have a gorgeous day too!
And thank you btw! Let me know if I’ve said too much. I can edit. 🙂 I’m always second guessing myself. :/
You said it perfectly. The beautiful thing about poetry it is always up for interpretation and my interpretation of your writing was glorious and beautiful.
I have been searching for the right church since I moved. Hope to find one soon.
The eye sight has been a porblem for me since my 4 surgeries in 2017. But in New York I was able to overcome my heavy blog reading by cabbing it evereywhere I went. Here I have to drive and that changed everything. I will tweak my reading habits and hopefully be able to stay in touch with all of the people who inspire and encourage me.
Your posts are always a blessing, KInd of like a compass. No matter how bad my day may be going, I read your posts and it points me to HIS true love. Then, everything is fine.
Enjoy church. Thanks for your encouraging words. They were needed. (See how he works his magic?)
Well, I will wait to hear about what you discover as you settle into your new home. I love change! And I must confess that I misunderstood your reference to vision. I interpreted it to mean the direction of your writing. Leave it to me. But then again, I’m sensing new things are unfolding—both seen and unseen!
Gorgeous photo and poem. I could gladly spend the day
in that scene. Many thanks for sharing.
I’m so far behind on reading your beautiful posts… but this one simply echos and refreshes my heart during a time of extreme busy-ness. Thank you! Love you so much! <3
Lynn, I’m right there with you. Sometimes, I write about what I want to experience and it soothes me. ❤️