Knowing and Believing


Dates and calendars herald Spring’s approach.

She knows it will come –

she believes in the Oracle

who promised Winter’s demise.

But knowing

and believing

leave her cold today,

in the shivering places

where soul must hang in the tense balance

between what is and what will be.

Reality is,

while her rescue is certain,

her ‘now’ is cold,

her present wrapped up in ice.

She must find a way

to keep her hope warm

until she can sing

Winter’s dirge…

16 comments on “Knowing and Believing

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Chilly …brrrrrr.

  2. Petro Neagu says:

    It seems Spring is in troubles all around the world. She’s a bit lazy this year, maybe she should take some vitamins or something to increase her immune system πŸ™‚ Hang in there, it’s getting close. I hope πŸ™‚


  3. Eric says:

    She must find a way

    to keep her hope warm…

    As we all must, for the skies are gray and a chill walks the earth. πŸ™‚

  4. lylekrahn says:

    As long as winter lingers, you have a constant source of inspiration – do you believe the oracle? I like that photo but I don’t know what I’m looking at.

    • melodylowes says:

      It’s an orb hanging on the archway to my garden – a gift from a student years ago. It slides up and down the ‘augured’ wire it sits on as the wind gets hold of it – very pretty!

  5. Debbie says:

    I am loving this and feeling it too, that difficult time when the ‘now’ is cold. Thank you for helping us through this weak spring time!

  6. RoSy says:

    You just described me! πŸ˜†

  7. jaels says:

    This is SO excellent, Mel–speaks to where I was lately. It’s hard to hold oppositional perceptions and keep one’s balance–my heart (where Jesus lives) believed and knew that the ship would yet sail, victory flag waving (and new paint, etc); but my feelings were: “let’s just die and get it over with, ‘kay?” And so we must Choose to STAND (even while slumping on the couch, refusing to cry or eat–I know, hard to believe).

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