For Today...

I'm up for the blog entry today and nothing is happening in my brain. Sometimes I just have no thoughts to share.  My husband would have a hard time believing that, but for today, that is the honest truth!  For today I am simply filled up with the awesomeness of spring and the amazing gifts that nature offers us. The poem below appeared in my inbox this morning, so this I will share with you...Enjoy this beautiful day!                                          ~Andrea Heshmati


  SOMETIMES, I AM STARTLED OUT OF MYSELF,                                                                                       like this morning, when the wild geese came squawking,
flapping their rusty hinges, and something about their trek
across the sky made me think about my life, the places
of brokenness, the places of sorrow, the places where grief
has strung me out to dry.  And then the geese come calling,
the leader falling back when tired, another taking her place.
Hope is borne on wings.  Look at the trees.  They turn to gold
for a brief while, then lose it all each November.
Through the cold months, they stand, take the worst
weather has to offer.  And still, they put out shy green leaves
come April, come May.  The geese glide over the cornfields,
land on the pond with it sedges and reeds.
You do not have to be wise.  Even a goose knows how to find
shelter, where the corn still lies in the stubble and dried stalks.
All we do is pass through here, the best way we can.
They stitch up the sky, and it is whole again.

~Barbara Crooker from Radiance. Word Press, 2005,

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