Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, Lake Ann, Loving Spirit, Nature, Ozarks, Prayer, Winter

Morning Still

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I’m held here by a single moment
Stepping outside
Into the cold winter warmth

A soft morning light bathes my soul
In gentle touches
Sweet as sweet soft cheek kisses

Reflections of both land and sky
Shine upon a stilled Lake Ann
Out-stretching trees linger over its shores
Forever, falling into the depths below
But, soon this Escher painting will vanish too

In the distance
Canadian Geese fly through the cove
Leaving only echoes behind

An Ozark mountain sunrise moves over the ridge
And twilight blues
Turn into day
Leaving the world silenced and still

Oh, how my heart wishes to stay
Pausing in this day
For just one more treasured moment
Held in peace and joy

How thankful I am . . .
Gratitude floods over me
Surrounds me
Wraps its arms around me

I embrace this place
With each breath I breathe
Wishing again for a single morning star-rise
But, I must go

Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, Lake Ann, Loving Spirit, Nature, Ozarks, Poetry, Prayer, Shadows, Summer

Morning Delight

Let my eyes see
In beauty & stillness lay
Fresh & new once again
To know you are with me

The morning is full of vapors
Like an old sunken ship
Lost at sea

Soft summer sun peaks over
The Ozark mountain ridge
And dapples through the mighty oaks

Pouring down into the cove over Lake Ann
Carrying ~ forever shadows
By the arm fulls

As I gather each and every one
I lay them into my lap
With morning smiles and joy

Morning glides into my day
Soft ~ and fully emerging
Changing ~

Changing everything

It touches . . . Even me

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Fall, Grace, Joy, Loving Spirit, Nature, Ozarks

Sacred Gifts

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Dairy Hollow House Writer’s Colony in Eureka Springs, AR – First Bed & Breakfast Inn

Once upon a hill
In the fresh Ozark mountain air
A Fall Arkansas rain lingers here
Damp on God’s sweet earth

Bowed bows encircle me
As I travel down Dairy Hollow Road
Transclucent green leaves
Make a large cathedral overhead
Forming arch after arch of perfect tree bridges

I look up to my sky and see
Only slivers of sunlight
Woodland trees and leaf shadows
Spin like stained-glass images

A raven flies solo
High above the hollow
Finding its roost along rock ledges
Clear Spring is mighty clear
No run here

Oh, dear God
You give us our day
Our sacred gifts
A treasured cove of earth and sky
All these wonders to behold

And even in my own meager wanderings
Each road I travel is framed and signed by you!

Family, Friendship, Grace, Joy, Loving Spirit, Poetry, Prayer

Live Bravely

 

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Set yourself free
Let go of hurt
Knowing
You
Are a loving spirit

You are called
To live and to grow
To love others
To walk this life’s journey
With joy and happiness

You are still you
Accept who you are
Embrace your inner self
Change is a part of the journey
And let yourself be happy

You are a gift to others
Don’t loose years by
Focusing on the past
Or hurt or disappointments
Forgive yourself and others

Rise above what limits you
Step into your future
And live now
Today
With a happy heart

God is
And always will be
A part of who you are
He is with you
He walks with you side-by-side

You are truly never alone
Listen for the divine
You are indeed held by
His loving spirit
Always and forever

Family, Loving Spirit, Social Issues

Passion Flowers

photo 1 (1)passion flower photo 3 (1)passion flower photo 2 (1)passion flowerWritten   for    dVerse  Poets  3rd Anniversary!

Writing and sharing with this group has always motivated me to write more than I could have ever thought possible.  I have made so many friends from all over the world and have the privilege of reading their poetry and sharing comments with so many others.  Our dVerse Hosts have such rich knowledge and skills, so valuable in mentoring others. 

As a teacher I know . . . there is no better way to learn than by doing!!  By simply writing more, I have learned so much.  Each week I look forward to the new writing challenges and exploring the many different forms of poetry!  Thank you for making me so very welcome!  CHEERS!

Life is made up of beautiful moments

Some we may not ever see, hidden & invisible

We say all things are possible!

And every individual can achieve

If we can only change

If we can only focus on renewal

If we can only live with passion – – –

I say, renewal may show us a path

Helping enrich ourselves and our community

Not simply for change sake

But by allowing and nurturing

Creative souls!

By the very act of being creative – – –

We bear fruit

We share our entangled stories

We write our telling words, word by word

We do truly grow

We do richly become

We know we do change

We continually renew ourselves

And we renew our thriving Diverse community too!