Category: Seasons

Light and Seasons

What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?
Bloganuary Prompt for January 25, 2023

summer evening
quiet music and
a few Psalms
new evergreen growth
still in the sun

The day is thine, the night also is thine:
thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Thou hast set all the borders of the earth:
thou hast made summer and winter.

Psalm 74: 16-17 (KJV)

Post from July 28, 2022

Many verses from the Psalms – the light and seasons today.

Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com

Bloganuary Prompt for January 5, 2023

What brings you joy in life? The list is long, and reflected in many blog posts over the years. Perhaps I can share a few poems and photos.

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

L ove of literature
I nspires countless
B eautiful hours of
R eading many
A uthors, and sometimes
R ereading beloved books
Y early

LIBRARY

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

“breakfast and music” is also from my site POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“Library” was published by WestWard Quarterly, Fall 2018.

“primroses growing” was published by SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020
Photo by Karl – May 22, 2020

Creativity Over Time

When I write posts that review work over a long time – for example, my post yesterday for the Daily Prompt – it is an encouragement to see creativity over time.

Times I have been unable to write I was still growing as a writer. And someone may have been reading a poem from years ago.

the years
that were so hard
and yet
they gave me
my stories

gifts of silence
and beauty
in the middle
of difficult times
unconditional love
are the stronger
memories now

The seasons are an inspiration.

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mild December day

mild December day
pheasants in the fields
apples still on some trees
poems to write
many books yet to read

December 2011

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two poems

cold
Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

November 2013

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November

As beautiful
as the other months are

and I think of daffodils and
daylilies, and October leaves

there is a special beauty
in November

just now forsythia leaves
are green-yellow, near the
yellow chrysanthemum
on a green chair, and the
old cedar tree and garage

Image: Karen’s Whimsy