The Breath of Spring


If home is where heart-aches hang their hats,

what shovel can make the mat welcome?

Only Chinook winds of forgiveness,



wafting on Spirit wings,

can melt Denial

and soften Stubbornness

with the breath of Spring.

14 comments on “The Breath of Spring

  1. Eric says:

    Reblogged this on Eric M. Vogt's Blog and commented:
    Melody has written yet another wonderful poem with a lesson for us all… 🙂

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    I love the first line the best–I had an immediate visual as I read it. I didn’t get the shovel–welcome mat part. I like the poem–denial is one of those slippery things I deal with from time to time; it kind of makes me temporarily crazy.

  3. akateacher says:

    I love the pictures of the snow you have been posting! While I don’t particularly lik the cold, the snow is beautiful to see! I just wanted to let you know that my blog is changing. . . yet again! I’ve started a new phase of life and will be chronicaling that at, just in case you wanted to follow!

  4. I love how fluffy the snow is in your part of Canada. It makes lovely pictures! Melody, you are wise to remind us that the melting of “Denial” takes Divine intervention…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Debbie says:

    I loved the Chinook winds of forgiveness. That gives us an idea of how big it needs to be! God bless you and the spring that’s coming.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Debbie – love your insight on the bigness of the breeze – I hadn’t thought of it quite like that, but I like the grandeur of the image in your eyes!

  6. Seb says:

    Wonderful grain and detail to this.

  7. Glenda Mills says:

    Forgiveness, mercy, repentance, melts the hardest of hearts and is often softened through our tears…washing away the effects of hardened, cold hearts.
    Thanks Melody for sharing…this is beautiful!

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