The Nature of Things


I drench my pillow with salty tears,
as night shadows loiter – slowly lurk;
till twinkling stars map promising hope.
Down woodland lane and sturdy oaks,
past thick meadow spills new growth,
toward endless surf and eternal sands;
all so much greater than I am.
There I whisper a longing prayer;
God’s creation with each rising sun.
“The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.”
Psalms 19:1

Over at dverse we’re taking a look at nature’s healing touch.


  1. Shawna says:

    “as night shadows loiter”
    “past thick meadow spills new growth”

    I love these!


  2. Beautifully felt nature’s touch…it is my solace!


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    “all so much greater than I am.”…humility and faith make this little gem of yours so prayerful..Nature all around us does remind us of Him….


  4. Bryan Ens says:

    The Psalm at the end of this sums up your thoughts very nicely. Perhaps that’s why nature is so soothing…it’s the time that we are closest to God (whether or not we admit it).


  5. the faith that spills over in this piece is absolutely gorgeous. I love the blend of hope and nature this evokes


  6. I love “all so much greater than I am”.


  7. Grace says:

    I specially like the hope & longing prayer:

    all so much greater than I am.
    There I whisper a longing prayer;
    God’s creation with each rising sun.


  8. Perhaps the saddest song of all..
    is the one that sings where is
    the evidence for GOD..
    inside.. outside..
    above.. so
    a Galaxy.. a Fetus..
    a Sunflower..
    a Nautilus
    all in
    so i record
    all of it and
    share it
    A NEW Song..
    from the Mountain
    of my soUl echOing
    spiRit back WitHeArt..:)


  9. Beautiful. I love the twinkling stars mapping promising hope. I was recently on top of Haleakala after sunset and saw the stars come out. They are an amazing testament to God’s glory and the hope He provides. Peace, Linda


  10. Mary says:

    There are so many places in nature that one cannot help raising one’s eyes in prayer.


  11. I love how the wonder of creation is sung so often in the Psalms and your poem reads much like a Psalm. Truly, we are blessed.


  12. x says:

    There is a nice movement in the from that fragile place to finding your strength:


  13. Truedessa says:

    I’ve always been a stargazer and I think they are a map as the constellations are a guide to the universe..a very lovely poem full of emotions.


  14. billgncs says:

    enjoyed this – liked the cadence in the lines, really made it flow


  15. Glenn Buttkus says:

    A short read that is brimming with faith, emotion, & reverence. I,too, like the line /till twinkling stars map promising hope/ I never thought of them that way; brilliant word smithing. Here in western WA, the big city lights mask the stars’ have to cross the mountains to the sage brush & wheat fields to find the star maps.


  16. C.C. says:

    This evokes so much emotion: “as night shadows loiter – slowly lurk;
    till twinkling stars map promising hope.”

    It depicts the shift in internal emotions and thoughts so perfectly…..and the way that Nature can have an impact on those things. Wow. Great job. Thanks for linking up today 🙂


  17. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a heartfelt pen!


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