Thursday, June 17, 2021

Aha, Aha, There Still Is Nothing New (Under the Sun)


Eccles.1:9
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.


Where flowers, I think still must be the love language of God...




The wonder in the flaring of first light ere dusk enchants...



It’s nothing new, the scolding of a puppy, garden-wild...


The nurturing and shaping of the green vine of a child...




(So much to be thankful for/aka life, turned this poem into a two day 'adventure')

It’s nothing new, the scolding of a puppy, garden-wild
The nurturing and shaping of the green vine of a child
Still no amount of wishing can undo what has been done
Aha, aha, no, there is nothing new under the sun

Where faithful moms and dads are heroes seldom hailed or cheered
Where love’s lifetime commitment is oft not glory-veneered
Where patience is a virtue tested and retested, hon
Aha, aha, no there is nothing new under the sun

Deception’s fraud still masquerades as fruit to make us wise
God is not mocked; He keeps his promises, in spite of lies
We grow to be astonished at how swift time’s seasons run
Aha, aha, there is still nothing new under the sun

The words a poet snares to shape into new twists of rhyme
Are wheedled from the fathoms of a fount as old as time
As we seek to bring honour to Author of sky-sea-sod
Where flowers, I think still must be the love language of God

The noise and joys of little boys and girls chock-full of vim
Like June before the countenance of summer starts to dim
The way a day can fade before it has barely begun
Aha, aha, no, there is nothing new under the sun

The hunger in our bearing for something Time never grants
The wonder in the flaring of first light ere dusk enchants
The awe as nature's shuttle whirs and Beauty's best is spun 
Aha, aha, there is still nothing new under the sun

A time to plant, a time to reap, a time to live and die
A time to laugh, a time to weep as the Soul learns to fly
*Where time still crawls while watching clocks and waiting for someone
Aha, aha, no there is nothing new under the sun

The conclusion of life’s matter has not altered its plan
‘Fear God and keep His commandments, the whole duty of man’
For God will judge good deeds and bad of each and everyone
Aha, aha, there still is nothing new under the sun

© Janet Martin


Eccles.12:13-14
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: 
Fear God, and keep his commandments: 
for this is the whole duty of man.
 For God shall bring every work into judgment, 
with every secret thing, 
whether it be good, 
or whether it be evil.

*This poem was inspired by the second last line in the second last verse...
(don't ask me why the line landed there.
Sometimes poems have a mind of their own)

It started yesterday morning when Little Girl
who arrived at 6:15 was excited for it to be 9:45 
because she was going to swimming lessons with her cousin.
So, for the next 3.5 hrs. approximately every 5-10 minutes
she would ask 'is my best friend Ellie going to be here soon?'
So cute💗💗💗
(I didn't always answer)😂

"Is my best friend Ellie going to be here soon?"
I'm thinking Gymnastics after swimming lessons???



  

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful! The picture of the little girl doing "yoga" on the floor brought back memories: at my parents' house, there's a picture of me doing the same thing! I'm about 7 in that pic - I can still remember being able to do it easily. Now my knees hurt even from looking at this! :)

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    1. oh wow! Good for you! I could never do that!! this girl is so flexible and strong!!

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  2. I could do a side split too...I remember my Dad telling me, "Do this every day, then you'll be able to do it all your life." Of course, I didn't. Lesson learned.

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