Showing posts from February, 2014

Mining the Bright Birds

" I strain towards the future
My eyes focusing  on the far away past the empty, quiet gray, like looking for a hummingbird in the snow.
I squint to see the fine twig lines across the white, over the green, in front of the sleeping brown and spy her there, a gemstone stately in her stance among the branches.
It is no effort, really, this finding my way through my days, if I but gentle my  busy self, settle and sit sip and settle and welcome the daytime darkness while mining the bright birds.
~~~~~~~~~ Linking with dVerse Pub forOpen Link Night. More great poems over there.

Traveling through the Valley

When you have walked
through the valley of the shadow
and death came anyway
(not to you, 
for you did.not.die)
and there is breath in you
to greet the day.
when you survive the 
shredding of your soul
to its core
and the disappearance of 
all other challenges--
man made, God-breathed--
like snow--
can only provide 
another opportunity
to see which way 
you will be strong
this time.
It's been way too long since linking up with dverse Pub for theirOpen Link Night #132. So glad to be back to read and share. Click on over to that space to stop and savor the words.