Winter Sunrise

This morning the sun rose Slowly climbing above the mountain range Radiating in shades of deep pink and violet The bare trees stood black in relief against the vibrant sky In minutes it was done Replaced by pale blue  And the faint cream line above the peaks Did I imagine it? Or perhaps it wasContinue reading “Winter Sunrise”

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A Christmas Story

How can this be?  He wonders to himself She says aloud They exclaim excitedly together How can this be?  They lean into each other as they gently wrap the babe They blink their unbelieving eyes as the glory shines around They go with haste How can this be?  They wonder as they mount camels HeContinue reading “A Christmas Story”

The Promise of Advent

Prophecy is only good news to those who are hurting– a word of hope to the lamenting, to those who are longing There is only resurrection when there has been a death Hope is only an act of faith when the circumstances reek of despair The welcome and warning of advent: Things will change ItContinue reading “The Promise of Advent”

The End of November

The last bright yellow leaves wave against the grey skies Muted colors in shades of brown Good riddance to you November With your demanded gratitude and decay Growing darkness and chilling winds The holding pattern cannot last Soon it will be the season of hibernation and quiet Then the work done in secret begins AllContinue reading “The End of November”

Morning Sky

This poem first appeared on Some Comfort and Joy. Check out this bi-weekly source of inspiration and encouragement for special seasons. Our Advent series begins next week (Monday Nov 30. 2020). Subscribe to never miss a post! I never tire of the morning sky New artistry each day Clouds play with mountains Sometimes sunshine, rainContinue reading “Morning Sky”

Mid Life

Fresh sheets on the bed Folding piles of kid clothes Gathering errant legos before the bare feet find them Happy Birthday, Love… Scrubbing the toilets Ordering groceries and planning the meals Sorting through kid art projects Happy Birthday, Love… Leftovers for lunch Reflecting on regret Reality checked by circumstance Happy Birthday, Love… Expensive coffee, noContinue reading “Mid Life”