Pompous pines and smug cedars,
set aside superiority –
God released the Frost Fairies,
those celestial ladies-in-waiting
whose expertise is festal fashion;
even the Ugly Ducklings
even the weeds are winsome
in their fanciful finery.
The Great Equalizer,
frost paints all with the same brush –
seedling and signpost,
lilac and lantern,
thorn and thicket,
grass and grapevine;
all are exquisitely,
for the Ball.
For more on this topic, visit my sister blog, “Growing With God in my Garden”
I love this, how do you get your inspiration? Just a curious bee!
After 6 months of practice, I see ‘poems’ in the making in an intriguing image opportunity as I wander about my world with my camera. Sometimes the title or a phrase or two are already in my head as I snap, so I dart back in quickly to write before the inspiration leaves! Other times I use an idea I am chewing on in my own life and it develops as I look at a photo I am working on. I truly feel that this ‘thinking in poetry’ is a gift handed to me on a silver platter, so I strive to use it to encourage myself and others toward their best each day! Thank you Seyi for your visits… 🙂
I just read about how we read to escape and we write to understand. 🙂 God bless you for our little escapes here each day, into your garden and God’s grace.
That makes perfect sense to me – how fun to think about escaping to the garden! 🙂
Love this one. Frost and alcoholism walk the same road. They are the great levellers.
Hmmm – an interesting perception! We could by extension add several more – drugs, abuse, codependency, poverty… I hadn’t thought of it quite like that. But there is one more leveller in Jesus, and that is a lovely, lovely thought!
In Christ we are reminded that we all share a common need for love, grace and forgiveness.
‘The Greatest Equalizer’! Amen.
Both the poem and picture are absolutely beautiful! This reminds me of a time when we had begun landscaping around a rural home we’d just completed. Our place was a mess! Then it snowed and covered it all up… it was lovely and gave me hope that beauty would come. It eventually did.
Blessings ~ Wendy
I like how our experiences teach us about life, as yours with the ‘great cover-up’ did! I wrote about something similar on my gardening blog last winter, about how mud and mess can be covered over, physically and metaphorically! Thanks Wendy!
From scarlet to white as snow! 🙂
Oooh, this is really nice, Melody!! I have one more autumn leaves poem coming up–and there’s a reference in it to Autumn’s ball gown, just so you’ll know I didn’t write it after reading yours! Though it plays havoc with drivers, etc, I think frost is one of nature’s most beautiful accessories–God’s diamonds and pearls, maybe… God bless you–love, Caddo
Love Autumn’s ball gown – and frosty gowns rank high in there, too! 🙂 It’s hard not to think haute couture this time of year…
I’m kind of smirking, as I began the fall poems with my “fan dancer” one–and hopefully gathered a bit more sophistication as the days danced on! But sometimes we just get in those “playful wink” moods, eh?
Indeed! *wink* I’ve got some of those coming up in the next few days…