Wondrous Revelation

Wondrous Revelation by Haley Donaldson Colors are a wondrous revelation I am constantly in wonder and awe The wild and extraordinary depths From the smoky peach skies of summer To the icy white glitter of winter The enlightening warm glow of the sun Peeping above the cascading mountains Spewing colors of golden pinks, oranges yellowsContinue reading “Wondrous Revelation”

Autumn Leaf

Autumn Leaf by Prasanta Verma Leaf beautifully curling upward Cupping droplets on its skin I take my finger, wipe the drop. Leave a skirmish behind The red autumn leaf, a heart Turned toward heaven Singing in its death—I wonder, Leaf, how many songs have you sung? * I wrap myself in a coat of leavesContinue reading “Autumn Leaf”

Renewal

Renewal by Charlotte-Anne Allen A sigh a stirring Cool touch at day’s end Moist whisper speaks From night skies and Hints of rain to come Its indrawn breath Stills the voices Of insects and frogs As the first taste of Nature’s drink descends From my open window I breathe deeply Releasing the day’s work WelcomingContinue reading “Renewal”

A Season to Love

A Season to Love by Jodie McCallie Everything is brown and gray The earth, the trees, the sky It’s the winter of despair It seems to go on without end Until, as if overnight The camelia blooms victoriously A burst of hope in pink and red And another day The Japanese magnolia triumphs Though branchesContinue reading “A Season to Love”

A Turn in the River

A Turn in the River by Melanie Weldon-Soiset We visit caverns, meadows and reefs after this— a turn in the river that leads us to sleep. The gates to these landscapes unlock behind our eyelids; rest is the key that opens them. These places mark their own music: a symphony in rhythm with our rapidContinue reading “A Turn in the River”

Silent Guardians

Silent Guardians by Lucy Allen In the dawn’s gray light of winter, they stand at the edge of the pond. Tall and white, I catch the sight of the hardwoods; now bare. They seem to stretch from heaven to earth, how the scene implores me to stare. As I study this picture of dark andContinue reading “Silent Guardians”

Beautiful Death

Beautiful Death by Bethany Jarmul Leaves floating, falling, resting, returning to dust hedgehogs hibernate, monarchs migrate, crickets croak their last song A bride’s gown blankets rooftops, lace clings to branches, tickles noses, adorns eyelashes Stillness grows like icicles, drop by drop in the silence, much is spoken Breathing pristine frigid air, remembering the bloody birthContinue reading “Beautiful Death”

Soul-Stirring

Soul-Stirring by Darcie J. Fuqua Who made me to live this way? My heart outside my chest tears fall as the violinist finishes her solo. Envious not of the soul that does not stir coarse sand sifts through my toes; I embrace the warmth. How do I find focus? In the blur One only needsContinue reading “Soul-Stirring”

The Path Before Us

The Path Before Us by Ashley Marshall This path laid out for each of us is one that is a gift. Planned with love and delicately crafted by the Creator who formed all from the beginning. He knows your past; He walks with you in your present, and in His perfection, lays hands on yourContinue reading “The Path Before Us”