Wind whistling with the
waltzing trees, lofty whispers:
eerie to perceive.
Trees swirl in rhythmic
flair as sound of the wind’s whirl
pierce the heart and air.
How the wind has such
temper to serenade us
with woeful banter.
During storms at night,
how I lay in silent fear waiting
to see morning light.
Wild shadows outside
my window unnerves me as
wind shrieks, howls, and blows.
Nothing to do in
the darkness but to be still
and quietly rest.
It’s my decision
to trust in the Lord’s plan and his
Or to lament and
fret instead as I cringe with
worry on my bed.
The fierce wind, though, is
a reminder of things in
life I can’t control;
need to trust in faith
to let Jesus lead the way
and gently let go.
In the beginning, the sun arose in the wintry sky;
as the day brightened, it chased away the deep
dark hours of the lingering night.
In the beginning, the new fallen snow sparkled
beneath the gleaming sunlight
as if glittering diamonds were
scattered on the frozen white surface.
And soon a lone hare and a squirrel
hopped and scampered about
creating crisscrossing paths
across the white barren land.
In the beginning the oaks, the elms,
and the maple trees,
stripped bare of their garments
of resin-scented autumn leaves,
stood guard over this silent scene
where, in the end, there remains
a gentle quietness across the drifts
of whiteness gleam.
In the beginning a searching
journey starts from a wistful
heart and leads the soul to a
place of restful peace.
Autumn, aromatically sweet
Before the arrival of a blustery winter scene.
Crowning of billowing trees,
Decorated and adorned,
Emerge in vibrant, resin-scented leaves.
Foliage overhead of lemon,
Green, mango-orange, and shades of gold.
Hovering sphere of light
In the deep sea-blue sky
Journeys from dawn to the arrival of dusk;
Kaleidoscope of sunlight brilliance
Luminating the marbled planet while
Marching on in measured time from
New moon to full moon and from
Onset of each new year and new season; its’
Pathway determined in ancient times.
Quivering rays of stretching sunbeams
Reach the autumn forest filled with
Swaying boughs of leaf-laden trees;
Translucent rays brightly display
Unified and blended scene
Vivid in rich hues of harmony
While the cooler wind softly blows.
X-ray vision silently reveals
Yellow, orange, and green veins hidden in minute
Zig-zag stripes in the cluster of autumn leaves
Now gently falling and floating in the
Softly flowing breeze.
I awoke early one grayish morn
And gazed into a cloudy haze,
“Oh no! rain was threatening to dampen
This start of a brand new day.”
But as I journeyed beneath the
Dreariness of the billowy sky,
I did by chance took a glance at
An opening that appeared on high.
Where the misty barrier of clouds
Did suddenly separate
Allowing a hint of sunlight to
transport down and penetrate
Through the filmy atmosphere
And rest upon the quiet land;
As if a brilliant white sunbeam was
Just cast down from heaven.
To uplift with a sense of hope
In the hearts of all who know
That the Lord from far above
Is watching over and showing us his love.
Days filled with clouds and
Nights with rain; how I wish to
See the radiant sunshine again.
The vast sky is continually
Wrapped in foreboding dark gray
Through the night and lasting all day.
A break in the clouds
Would be a cheerful sight; oh
To view again the glowing sunlight
Lifting and softly dawning
Upon the tree-lined horizon.
And to embrace again the warmth
Of the orange tinted orb in the morning dawn
While it strokes and dries the rain soaked land.
But must be patient and quietly believe
That again I’ll watch the flaming sun rise
As it journeys over the land and sea
Caressing the world in its warmth
Again as it gently evaporates
The dwindling mist and rain.
God’s blessings are often that
Way; like soothing rays of hope that
Softly brighten a dark and cloudy day.
So perhaps I will see a hint of sunshine
While I travel through another day
And perceive a glowing ray of hope
To softly brighten my pathway.