Monday, February 22, 2016

Poetry & Prayer . . .

Ready for Spring (by Annette L. Sherwood, 2013)

 I stand here watching
 waiting, listening
 in early Spring
 I see the tiny bud
 shooting up from
 the tip of the branch
 in anticipation, I remain still

 I take in the cold air,
 watching a few snowflakes fall by,
 even feeling some of them
 melt on my cheek
 I breathe in this Holy moment

 I did not plant the seed,
 nor spend effort to encourage
 original years of growth

 No, that was not my work
 only yours, Dear One I stand here with you now,
 holding your hand,
 awaiting Spring

 We’ve made it through
 another harsh spell,
 cold, windy, bare
 facing together a New Season,
 we stand in a patch of wet snow
 as it melts at our feet

 Here I am, to Rejoice with you
 as we experience New Growth
 little buds are formed,
 the flowering has already begun
 together or apart, we delight
 and share this moment
 knowing New Life,
 fresh perspective, and green leaves
 are arriving,
 even as the last storm is passing…

Spring starts blossoming now

 The winter of our hearts will
 begin to fade into cold
 distant memories

 Joy begins sprouting
 with our eyes,
 in our smiles,
 as it softens our hearts,
 leading us to laughter

 Hope enters,
 which we know
 will bud,
 into the flower,
 and then the seed,
 gently dropping to feed the birds

 The passing order of this Season
 feels like it is rooting us on
 toward New Life

 Before long,
 these cold days will pass away
 into warm ones with
 mild breezes
 Easter Blessings
 carrying a new promise for Life

 In Gratitude,
 I bear witness
 to Your Beautiful Spring
 and Celebrate!

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