Thursday, May 24, 2012

Softly Touching Our Hands




Gold fingers reach from a cloak gently softening
Over serene valley, blue-brimming with mist
Into the meadow, where its humble offering
Is threaded with diamonds of dew-silver kiss

The brook winds its sash across spring's emerald garment
Through pastoral wood-lot and out to the sea
Forgotten ponds burst with songs of the season
Turquoise-jade patches on earth’s rugged knee

Gentle breeze rouses the bird from its slumber
Nature’s choristers fill somnolent space
As over the earth spreads a heavenly wonder
Of unmarred perfection; a new day of grace

Yester's red sun, as it slipped from our visage
Tugged with it the day, into history’s embrace
Now it rises again; yet is not encumbered
With past’s soiled attempts; but a new day of grace

And we turn to the Master-piece dazzling the acre
Where grace has allowed us a dot on time’s sands
Thankfulness rushes through our hearts like pure water
As a new day of mercy softly touches our hands

© Janet Martin

It is not difficult to see His beauty on a morning like this…

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Ps. 118:24




3 comments:

  1. Janet,
    This was amazing...it made my heart sing! I loved all of it, but the ending was magic:

    "And we turn to the Master-piece dazzling the acre
    Where grace has allowed us a dot on time’s sands
    Thankfulness rushes through our hearts like pure water
    As a new day of mercy softly touches our hands"

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  2. I agree with Janet...the ending truly was magical :-)

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  3. Ella, and OE, thank-you. Your thoughts are immensely encouraging.

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