Friday, May 20, 2016

Of Rush Hours and Road Flowers





After this road we’re on that runs beneath the rise and set
Of sun; and dallies into valleys cupped between green hills
Where wind-song ruffles willows and the dog chases the cat
And dusk offers a front row seat to lark and cricket trills

…and May is like maiden with a new spring dress to wear
And October is laden with harvest and thankfulness
And December makes memories for children everywhere
As Christmas stirs the child in us to fear a little less

After this road we're on that spawns the rush hour of leaves
And yawns into The Great Unknown where joy and weeping waits
While we marvel at mercies shaped in morning-melodies
Or bindweed bells entwining dells with long-forgotten gates

 After this road we’re on that flowers with life’s highs and lows
…the blue and gold of laughter and the gray of grief and pain
Where to and fro across this globe bent with kisses and blows
We rally as we sally onward to a higher Plain

After this road we’re on that maps time’s mortal moment-sum
After the last mile that runs to and through the setting sun
I’d like to think the first words we will hear will bid us come
“Enter, Thou good and faithful servant, welcome home, well done”

© Janet Martin

I was going to video the sleek motionless drop of the sun last night when suddenly it seemed like rush hour on the highway...so, here is a little of what was a rather noisy sunset:)

Happy Friday, all.
I am in the process of making a meal for someone whose loved ones are 'rallying' as they sally' forth...their loved one (a son, hubby and young daddy) His name is Jason...is on day 18 of  chemo treatments!! 2 more after today.

My friend Diane starts her chemo-treatments today.
Please pray for her and her husband Steve. (hard, hard times!!)

4 comments:

  1. The sun never sets on your compassion and your beauteous words. Thank you so much. Gilles took Jason today so I will get him to stop at your place instead of yours truly! I will find out what time he will tally ho there. A thousand thank yous for your kind heart. This was a wonderful poem -LOVE this: "After this road we’re on that flowers with life’s highs and lows
    …the blue and gold of laughter and the gray of grief and pain
    Where to and fro across this globe bent with kisses and blows
    We rally as we sally onward to a higher Plain"
    Thank you so much.

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  2. Glynis,of all the people in the world who have most inspired me by their unending compassion and help, you are in the top three!
    Meal is ready when and whoever drops by.

    Glynis, if you give me permission I would love to share the story here that you posted on FB yesterday. SO many more people out there would/could be touched by it!!

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  3. This poem has some fine moments in it and I love the idea of a "noisy sunset", both the literal and figurative aspect of it.

    I just finished reading "Chase Away Cancer" written by Ellie Poole Ewoldt, a friend of my daughter's. Her two-year-old son had a very serious brain tumor. He is now six years old. I've known Ellie since she was in middle school and her faith and story are truly inspiring. If you have a chance to read her book, I would highly recommend it for anyone going through the difficulties of cancer.

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    1. thank-you. I will definitely pass this title along and look for the book. Oh SO many cancer stories...and heroes!

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