Her Brush With Death

frosty foliage


The frost that ruptures arteries

and makes her foliage weep

is also master of the brush

that earns true glory’s keep,

for as he paints the crimson tide

with blood as palette’s edge,

his lines mark beauty’s truest form,

and trace salvation’s ledge.


18 comments on “Her Brush With Death

  1. gabbie2013 says:

    Reblogged this on Gabbie 2013 blog.

  2. Caddo says:


    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks Caddo. Is wow-wonderful in the dictionary yet??? And more to the point – would you get commission??

      • Caddo says:

        Well, I don’t care about getting commission, but it certainly SHOULD be in some legitimate dictionary (as opposed to the “urban” one). In any event, Christine (Journey Into Poetry) and I are nearly ready with a new lexicon (joke)–I’ve been turning our typos into fun words! Ex: yesterday instead of typing my typical sign-off, “Hugs and Smoochies”–I typed “smoochines”. I told her that adding the “n” makes it a holiday sweet–somewhere between meringues, Marguerites, and tiny pastries. Very delish! And Wow-Wonderful!

      • melodylowes says:

        *snort* Can you buy smoochines by the dozen???

      • Caddo says:

        They’re not quite on the market yet–still have to come up with a recipe, THEN we’ll be happy to sell them in “family size” bags–and rake in the “dough” (Oh, I’m crackin’ myself up now!!). And we’re open to suggestions, specially as you and Chris are both gluten-free gals–so forward recipe ideas to us!

  3. Thanks, beautiful photo and thoughts

  4. Perfect pair. I love the colours.

  5. Pam says:

    love the last two lines, Melody – so beautifully written You’re one of my Thanksgiving blessings this year. Thanks for using your talents and sharing them with us.

  6. elizabeth says:

    You are truly gifted of God to share the beauty of His world and heart. Loved this poem.

  7. Lyle Krahn says:

    The photo and the poem are both powerful.

  8. Sissym says:

    It seems sad, but actually frost does keep alive as well as in the fairy tale, because one day, a kiss, will awaken.

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