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Listen More Deeply

Listen closely we mustn’t allow our thoughts to cloud-over the beauty and importance of the nonverbal communication going on around us When the brush of a pant leg against the other chimes-in When a finger to the lips means thought

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Where the Sunlight Meets the Frost

A field, blanketed by crystal-covered blades of grass; frozen The lone baby pine, situated kitty-corner to the pond, cries out as it experiences its inaugural frost The chill brings forth the memory of darting barefoot to the mailbox in mid-January;

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Wrestle & Turn

Wrestle and wrangle Wrapped up in a tangle Of emotions Tossing and turning Yearning For the feeling Yet to come Gripping and grappling Caught in the glory Of our story As its been told Taken for a turn And I

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Numbered & Named

Charcoal ash painted lightly with His precise placement of each speck shining brightly A sooty canvas of splendor displaying the inerrant nature of the Creator An illuminated tapestry woven by God going on for aeons and beyond Spheres of fire

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Consider Me Akin: A Poem on Poetry

I read a poem today that challenged me to go beyond the boundaries and constraints of my “little” world I stepped into the words and expressions of another It was complex, deep, heavy-on-the-brain, and stretched my intellectual capacities At the

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Beaver Tale

The smell salty and sweet an almost musty Grandma’s shawl Instigating a wave of memories both created and yet to be Wise they say, wise are the waves of the sea But wisdom, true wisdom is found in the tattered

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Leaves

Leaves list and lift with lofty liberty Letting light linger- just long enough Listen as they lean “looshhhhh… looshhhhh” Lilting lightly

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