When Grace Cascades

frosty morning tree

Shiver-struck in winter’s grip,

frigid-bleak and glacial-crisp;

branch out, soul, when ice invades,

the more to catch when grace cascades.

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23 comments on “When Grace Cascades

  1. Gallivanta says:

    That is interesting. Reminds me of something I read once which said that curling up in bed to try to keep warm actually makes you colder. If you stretch out and relax you become warmer. I wonder?

  2. LubbyGirl says:

    Something I’ve always wished I could do is write poetry that’s worth reading. I think you have that gift.

  3. That lovely blue sky really shows off the frost beautifully! Your poem is a wonderful reminder to wait expectantly for grace during the cold snaps of life! Our faith can help us not to snap in half.;)
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    Right now, especially, I LOVE the concept of Grace Cascading–Wow-Wonderful.

    • melodylowes says:

      I do too – very heartening after a tough weekend, no?

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Mel, I stood in the shower for the longest time today, hoping the gloom would wash away. The devastation is every bit as severe as the recent storms on the east coast, aptly named Sandy, as it turns out, eh? I’m praying, “Lord, please return my joy”–which sounds so selfish, I realize; but I’m hoping against hope that His JOY would have equal impact as the ripple effect of this horrendous tragedy. I just feel wrecked–keep writing poems, trying to get it out and find my balance again….sorry to run on so.

      • melodylowes says:

        We write to process and work out the truth the best we can – keep writing, keep praying. (Keep showering – had to throw that in there, sorry…) It’s okay to feel the sorrow and grieve for our fallen world – Jesus did, too!

      • Caddo Veil says:

        I so appreciate our mutual humor–the showering reminder! I even did laundry and changed the sheets–so it hasn’t been a completely unproductive day. Oh, and there’s the big cauldron of soup I made Friday–want a bowl? It’s very hearty.

      • melodylowes says:

        I made soup too! Tis the season…mine’s lemon chicken rice. Mmmm…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Oooh, that sounds yummy–want to trade a bowl? Or, how ’bout your recipe? (I didn’t use one, so you’re kinda out of luck…)

      • melodylowes says:

        I didn’t use one, either – just tried to copy a really good bowl I had in a restaurant last week.

  5. Debbie says:

    I love this and the thought and feel of grace cascading. Thank you, Melody, as you minister to us!

  6. Beautiful imagery! I’m sort of a literalist in a way and your last line “branch out, soul, when ice invades” brought to mind a scripture, “do unto others” as a means of ‘unfreezing one’s own soul in times of need. Your poetry is quite remarkable.

    • melodylowes says:

      Beautiful interpretation. I love to hear about what others think of or connect to – often it mirrors my thoughts as I wrote – and just as often, it takes on a new direction entirely, which is equally as intriguing! Thank you, Marie.

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