Welcome to our Thanksgiving play place! We are taking on a challenge as a community to write poetry together. Each day I will provide a picture and a line of poetry. Your job is to leave a line of your own in the comment section. I will provide a new prompt and picture and a poem created by all of us the following day! Will you take time for a little wordplay?
Leather worn leaf settles to rest for winter’s sleep…and so do I.
I am so proud of our first work together!! Your word pictures were beautiful…thank you for sharing your heart!
by the Journey Towards Epiphany Community
Moon sliver slices sky silver
and star dust settles
on shoulders and hair
reminding me that I am dust.
And slithering down, down,
deep into Spirit breath
that holds it all together
Inhaling scent of pumpkin spice,
the candles crackle
casting characters on the wall…
loving all things autumn.
The dappled drops of light
play silently on my face,
casting me as the lonely spirit
that I am,
a character also on the wall.
Cup of warmth in hand I step outside
where icy, white horse in pasture
glistens in moonlight glow.
She snorts and prances
bold and fearless
dancing praise to her Creator.
Sun shoots neon pink
painting treetop tips
the new day has begun
and I am here to witness.
But trunks and ground
unstained by morning rays.
These shades of brown and gray
seat so deeply into heart
– the branches empty and wanting –
o be still my heart and listen
for His whisper of
hope and new life.
dancing through the crisp air
sweep me off my feet
into the glory of God,
and then love taking the final bow.
The buoyancy of the breeze
while my breath
ingests it’s intoxicating essence…
Then I fly into my imagination
and I’m happily in heaven.
Though light pierces through
sobbing clouds mist tears overhead.
The cold that aches my fingers
I don’t have to sleep on a street;
The drizzle stinging my face,
my home is safe and dry;
The dreary grey sky,
now blazing with fire color
that my family is safe and happy;
And all of this?
Of His love for all less fortunate than I.
We are poor,
and we are rich
– it is the search
that determines which.
Day drives on
His presence near
And because of traffic snarls,
I get gift of sunrise,
all in one day.
I am rich.
19 thoughts on “Rest For The Weary – A Community Thanksgiving Poem Project”
THIS IS AWESOME! Move over Maya Angelou!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
haha! Maybe I can read this at the next Presidential inauguration? I can’t wait to see what we come up with next! Breathless in waiting!
I love it! What fun to put everyone’s words together. It’s beautiful:)
It was such fun! Don’t forget to write another line…I need your voice in my community! And so many need rest…
Let go of summer’s bounty to join the fallen, the broken fragments blown together by the exhale of cares, fettered by fools for the feat of forgiveness.
Okay, there, I did it. Thanks for the nudge friend.
I’m not going to say I told you so….but….
poetic prose is your forte, friend.
Thanks Nikki, you truly own the gift of encouragement my friend.
So glad you’ve added your voice to our community! Your words are beautiful.
Leathered hopes sigh in the letting go / rest under the cover of grace / wait for the spring new life.
that would be spring OF new life…
Wow! You created beauty from our words.
Re: Leather (since my mother is visiting)
I look in the mirrored and I am thankful: I have arrived. At last I achieved the deep creases of life experienced. Some joy, some angry, but most are deep, full lines of joy and laughter.
Even though I often long for the days to match my mood or my schedule,
to know that in charge I am not;
this is far more of a blessing than any kind of weather,
no matter what this world holds
I am held by the Creator
That first work turned out great! Wow – now to step up our game. 😉
The days shorten, the leaves fall,
Life closes in as the cold air comes.
But this is not an end, just a pause.
All waits, beneath snow of purest white
For that one December day,
When life and His love are reaffirmed.
Then all gather strength,
As the days grow long and warm,
And life bursts forth, everywhere,
Stronger for the rest, and for
Kim!! this is amazing!! Thank you.
Sifting with a sigh into the earth,
I leave behind the exuberance
of seasons past,
choosing the soothing quiet
um, this is AWESOME!
please say you’ll participate….PLEASE!!!
I would love to participate. So exciting. How do I jump in and join. AMAZING idea and what fun. Let me know. wow.
Just leave a line in a comment and I’ll put it all together.
Ok great will do. 🙂 love it