Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Honing Happiness/Holiness

 Here we go, high and low, sun-shadow-shamble...


Twilight's bronze hinges highlight leafy fringes...



Rushes of wonder, hope, heartache and hunger
War in this wisp of God-kissed nope and yes
Depth of resentment and height of contentment
Tip scales of sacrifice or selfishness

Reason and reverence season thought’s thunder
Want’s fingers pliable or tightly-clenched
Grateful or grumbler, where beauty and blunder
Clash; calm and tempest, duty and dream-drenched

Twilight's bronze hinges highlight leafy fringes
Dawn's yellow hello soon yields to dusk's door
Splurge of new falters on merge-of-blue altars
Rise and shine flowers then fades on west-shore

Hark; the dark quiet is shedding its riot
Of stars; mist-bars melt in  gossamer gold
Eluding miser and pilfering pirate 
Happiness trembles where mercies unfold

Planting and reaping and giving and keeping
Fond, fleeting flicker twixt greeting and dirge
Sorrow's bowed weeping and laughter's wowed leaping
Morrow's unknown always on today's verge 

Hurry-up scramble or slow and sweet ramble
Where bloom and bramble delight and distress
Here we go, high and low, sun-shadow-shamble
Grin, grunt and groaning, honing happiness/holiness

© Janet Martin


1 Sam.2:2

“There is no one holy like the Lord;
there is no one besides you;
there is no Rock like our God.

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