looks like fragility,

petalled purity

daring to open.


smells like hope,

tenuous aroma

wafting on brittle breeze.


tastes like cherries,



and bitter-sweet,

fruit wrapped

around a stubborn pit.


feels like

sun and shadow

and windswept chaos,

grace and worms

and the promise

of a cherry pie.

17 comments on “Living

  1. Caddo-Jael says:

    WOW again–this is full and rich. For some reason I like “windswept chaos”, especially. (Maybe because I just lived a week of it–ho hum.)

    • melodylowes says:

      You, too?? Life is so full, with good and bad and lovely and ugly and everything in between – I am discouraged tonight with worms in my lilies and a risk of frost overnight – great gravy and 9/10ths, does it ALL have to be uphill work? 😦 Ah, well – it takes faith to hold on to the right kinds of things, and accept the bad along with the good. Hard lessons all around…

      • Caddo-Jael says:

        Oh dear, you sound nearly like me this past week. Worms in lilies–now there’s a symbolic poem in the making. But frost again?? Great gravy is right.

      • melodylowes says:

        Frost-free so far – but not damage free. My neighbours lost their 23-yr old son in a tragic accident this weekend. our hearts just ache for them…

      • Caddo-Jael says:

        Oh I am SO sorry–what a terrible tragedy. I’ll be lifting all of you up in prayer, Mel–promise.

  2. Debbie says:

    You are on a roll, Melody. This was superb! Thank you for feeding me tonight!

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks, Deb. I think you’ve fed me more than the other way around! Another young man in our small community was killed last night, and we have spent a day in tears trying to console some broken hearts…

  3. Heidi Viars says:

    reminds me of the book of Ecclesiastes … while at times it seems meaningless, all is well that ends well! and we know the end … don’t we? … love coming here with my cup of coffee and thoughts toward heaven … blessings, sister!

  4. Glenda Mills says:

    ah yes, love this…especially the promise of a cherry pie! Thanks for continuing to wax strong in your writing!

  5. Gallivanta says:

    Grace and worms and the promise of a cherry pie πŸ™‚ And sometimes the pie comes with the worm and the pit, if one is a careless cook but they only add to the flavour! Actually when one makes a cherry clafouti, the recipes always call for cherries with their pits still in because that is apparently the best way to get the full flavour of the cherry. The good with the bad, eh!

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