#Prayer, #Summer, Friendship, Poetry

Daisy Heartfields

Daisy Photo

Inspired by my dear friend’s request, sending prayers and love for Donna Hanson. — for the child within us all . . .

a long summer’s day
lingers along side deep blue morning glories
opening along a long fence row
reminding us how time slows down and offers renewal
-where distant thunder booms
and casts lightening strikes
over standing fields of radiant whites
and golden yellow blooms
_where we see their smiling faces
gracefully gathering as if for afternoon tea
_ where silence is unhurried
and counted in all the inbetween and unseen times
_where daisy meadows remain even on the highest mountain tops
celebrating their rebirth each day
like saying, “love this day, wherever you are, for you!”
_where the slow motion of day’s afternoon light
can gently fade into an evening glow
_where moon shadows and firefly lights
sprinkle love onto a simple daisy bouquet

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Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

emerging sun lights up the sky

colors are a’changing

on its way up to shine

streaming across the woodlands

rising before it’s really known

moving from blues to golds

Oh~ the glory shines

as some traveler

stopping by

but not yet really staying

morning light moves downward into the hallows

filling the mighty earth’s shadowy ground

such a soft gentle light

and the air

is summertime warm

sometimes I find

it’s hope talking to me

morning rising

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Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

TREE STAND

I sit high in a tree stand

if I was a child again

I would climb these old tree limbs

and never tire of being here

now I am old

as I sit here on my redwood deck

up high in the trees ~ so high

I can touch the sky

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Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

My morning write ~

White As Snow

the white of a southern magnolia bloom

is a perfect white on white like snow

deeply beautiful & perfect

yet fragile in its fleeting beauty

once picked from it’s true home

the bloom quickly fades

what can we ever truly hold?

Southern Magnolia Bloom
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Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

My morning write ~

Trees Standing

it’s somehow like the trees already know what is happening here

a sense of sadness, grief and heaviness

the sheer weight of it all

or is it just me

who I see in these shadows on the ground?

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Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

My morning write ~

Official sunrise 5:58 am

Bear Cove on Lake Ann

2nd sunrise 6:32 am

Out of the northern sky

Rises this morning’s second sunrise

Over the Ozarks’ Bear Hollow Ridge

What magic is this?

Another summer solstice is coming ~

Enveloped already stamped and signed

With air special delivery

Costs borne & money paid

Oh, the beauty & the peace of earth’s promised rising sun ~ twice!