Monday, September 18, 2017

small decision?

that day,
being tired and low
i decided to go
to the rose garden

and there
spilling out 
in the cool of the morning

were petals
upon petals
upon petals

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.  There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature, the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."  
                                                          ~Rachel Carson

Friday, September 8, 2017

along the road

what is it
about berries
in fall?

the bittersweet sight
of the bittersweet

the hawthorne's
welcome home

"Everything is restless until it comes home."  ~John Bate

*Recently I have been re-reading the story of the prodigal son. I am reminded again that we have a Father who watches and waits for us; who runs out to meet us and welcomes us home.