Grace & Glory

Splendor in the setting sun, where neither nights nor days reside against the sunset blaze. Unfair, unearned, unjust… Complimentary sacrificial source; as shadows skulk off course. No virtue in man without God; His grace, His shield, His glory… Be sheltered in the great I Am. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; TheContinue reading “Grace & Glory”

My Father

My father was a quiet man, as men born then often were, the world so different then. Orphaned at 10, scarcely educated, lived through WWI and the Great US Depression, and fought at Pearl Harbor. These things all left scars. When the boys came home from war he tried to live a normal life. MarriedContinue reading “My Father”

Shadow Light

As an infant, I recall the old maple tree’s leaf shadows frolicking across the bedroom walls. This is my earliest memory. The umbra of the crib sheltered me while the flicker of light played tag with the afternoon shade. I must have pondered this display, as a child does in the newness of the world,Continue reading “Shadow Light”

River’s Whippoorwill

  An enduring whippoorwill; I heard upon waterbed drift lonesome. Heard its mournful echo faint and hollow… Its whimper wooed, wooed, wooed; endless whoop, ever wakeful summon high upon a darken limb. Bring forth… what image I encompass, loosen in undying universe; boundless, pondering, mulling, casting tracing voice to correlate human notes. Yet what linkContinue reading “River’s Whippoorwill”

Food for Life

I eat my meals in odd portions. An appetizer is an early morning prayer walk, as sunrise filters through budding trees. Main course is my quiet time as I page through the Bible feasting on meat sometimes new and often familiar. Dessert comes as twilight approaches; a stroll through savory woods with a song ofContinue reading “Food for Life”

Wintry Lane

It is often I scamper to the woods to wash my thoughts of day. Beneath the forest crown, upon the threshing floor, and within the arms of watchful limbs I plunge sure-footed down wooded lane. Breathe in the mollify melody of birds among the trees. Feel the ease of earth between my toes. Inhale theContinue reading “Wintry Lane”

A Moment

Sandhill Cranes from a few summers ago… I meander thawing meadow path. My grandson trails behind. Above a sandhill crane soars across muted sky. Mud caked hove prints cover our way. I gaze at my grandson. His eyes filled with wonder, as he freely asks questions. Questions about the nature of life. Trotting on throughContinue reading “A Moment”

Darkness Lost Its Place

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light;” which ends of earth caress? Why do you question? Poor tired soul sulks: forlorn, forsaken, fruitless. As pointless days eternal, dawn in dust and ash sleep. Encased by God’s dawning light; during testing… awakens. Rise! I write a quadrille poem, inspired by Job 38:19, for dVerseContinue reading “Darkness Lost Its Place”