Tuesday, June 30, 2015

We Should Remember....where we're headed for!

 One of my all-time favorite hymns sung by one of my all-time favorite singers!

Because we are visitors
To this blue dot shore
We should remember
Where we’re headed for

And then, as we travel
From here to there
We should remember
To journey with care

Because this passage
Holds but one guarantee
We should remember;

© Janet Martin

 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps.90:12

Nib's End quoted the above verse in a comment and it's been in my head ever since, along with something else she wrote here:
  " I had visions of sitting alongside the Serpentine with a sandwich and novel for an hour or two..."

...and I know exactly how she felt! A little like looking back to where I had visions of doing this or that but Time insisted we move on before I had a chance to do so...here on this journey through life!

The Return of You and I

It’s thinking time; soft, soft you climb
Into the chamber of my thought
And suddenly the ivory
Of rib and skull are echo-fraught

Like a cradle filled with pieces
Tendered to love’s lullaby
I can feel you; thought releases
The return of you and I

Thought is both pastor and villain
Time steals with its giving hand
Innocence; saved for the children
Building castles in the sand

Past is put to pasture, but oh
Every little now and then
Thinking-time unbars its latch and
Draws thought to ‘remember when…’

Somehow I cannot detain you
I don’t really want to try
For then how else could I suffer
The return of you and I

© Janet Martin

Tedious jobs, like picking mint leaves from stems render thinking-time. How old are we when the see-saw in our heads tilts to the Past rather than the future...to what was rather than what will be...?
I like a fine balance of dreaming forward and looking-back learning;-)

Living Proof...

In our speech of
Give and taking
Touch and tasting
Thus, we prove
Without words
This proclamation;
Who the God is
That we love

© Janet Martin

Summer State of Mind

Cup ‘o sweet tea
Hint ‘o lemon
Splashed in sunbeam
To Time's glass
Ruffle of
Laughter from heaven
Runs its touch
Across the grass
Half-shut eyelids
Tilted God-ward
Where He spills
Time’s perfect blue
Without reservation
On a sky-wide avenue
Pulses In flowers
Or in bowers
Washed with rain
Happiness requires
But the moment
We are in
It is summer.
Who could ask for
Anything but
Perhaps this;
Let the hour
Bleed more slowly
Because of

© Janet Martin

This poem was inspired by this picture here...

When Former Disappears...

We didn't know whether to laugh or cry last week after the 18th hole (what a riveting finish those last few holes were); we couldn't help but cheer for both Spieth and Johnson and therefore felt heartbreak and happiness. a picture of life; mourning and celebration juxtaposed...

Then feed today with laughter
And water it with tears
For soon it joins the aftermath
Of Past’s sun-shadow spheres

This slip of skin and dreamer’s dust
Determines so much more
Than momentary wanderlust
Hinged to an Awesome Door

And on the other side of it
Eternal eons roll
And no one is exempt from That
Home waiting for the soul

Then bend the knee with kindness, love
And bow the head in prayer
To God whose mercy blesses us
On earth with heavenly care

…and feed today with laughter, love
Or water it with tears
These are the things that God speaks of
'When Former disappears'

© Janet Martin

Here, in love, we catch glimpses of heaven and in hatred, glimpses of hell...
God's love has made a way so none need miss Heaven. Have you found it?

Jesus said, I am the way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Me. John 14:6

 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev. 21:4