Monday, August 29, 2016

Green Again...

The misty morning was motionless, save for one meandering cow...

When the ground is hard and dry, and the sky
Is hazy, a pallor that hovers aloft
We long for the green days to run their sigh
Under our feet like a carpet, soft
And then we are glad for the rain to drench
The lack-luster landscape and quench its thirst
As all that seemed lifeless is green again
After the rafters of heaven have burst
And blessings we never numbered before
Becomes something we are most thankful for

© Janet Martin

It's so nice to be able to walk across the soft, green lawn again where the ouch-ouch-ouch
of dry, brown  prickles used to be... 

What blessings have you re-noticed lately because
of the absence of it for a while. 
 What blessing do you re-value in your own life as you see another
learn to live without it, such as able body, able mind, the presence of a loved one, 
freedom, etc.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;Isa.44:3

 Isaiah 55:1
"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.


  1. "green days to run their sigh under our feet" - yes, that is just what it feels like. But the best line, I think, is "after the rafters of heaven have burst"; I could say that aloud, over and over again, because it feels good in my mouth.

    Thinking of your last two lines of the poem and missing my mother-in-law's hospitality. She passed away a couple of months ago and I realize, more than ever, how much she was the impetus behind all of the truly lovely visits we had with my husband's kin.

    1. truly life's greatest compliment must be the thoughts you shared about your mother-in-law!

      Wishing you cooler sighs from September's skies:)


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