Harvest of Now

Precarious precipice, this –

one foot in land of the living,

the other in the grave.

What to do,

when death’s throat opens wide?

Soak in sunshine,

breathe with virgin lungs;

count each second

on your knees.

Stop the clock with grateful gaze,

arrest time’s march

by counting,


counting moments,

inspecting each,

 letting them drop

like seed to soil,

to reap a full harvest



17 comments on “Harvest of Now

  1. Antonio De Simone says:

    These words are very nice!

  2. Peter Wiebe says:

    I just love this one:)

  3. kayleebakes says:

    Congratulations! I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award; to accept and participate, go here: http://kayleebakes.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you so much, Kaylee – I am honored! I no longer participate in the blogging awards due to time constraints, but I do appreciate the nomination. I will make a point of stopping by your blog to check out your other nominees as soon as I can.

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    Very inspiring, Melody! God bless you abundantly–love, Caddo

  5. Debbie says:

    I so loved this one! The picture is beautiful to begin with, and then the idea of reaping a harvest of now really blesses me! Great work, Melody!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you! There are so many moments that we let slip by. It is so hard to remember that each is a gift, even the hard ones. I write to remind myself, I guess…

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