Thursday, August 7, 2014



On a quiet summer morning,
after night's unbroken rest,

I look past the tree-framed window
and discover I am blessed.

Peaceful joy arrives on tiptoe, 
unexpected––a surprise.

I've been gazing at gray shadows;
now they've fallen from my eyes.

Nothing changed. The scene is static,
every branch and leaf in place,

but the sun is warm and welcome
as it plays across my face.

Tender mercies may seem fleeting,
but their goodness lingers on.

Knowing that the night is coming,
shall not wrest from me the dawn.


second image by Portia Lee

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jen said...

Where have you been? Having a grand adventure? I was just about to email you . . .

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! Great photography and what a Lift for the day ~ Great post for L ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

SilverGardenia said...

That's so simple and beautiful. I'm lifted.

Brian Miller said...

lovely pictures...and i love how joy tiptoes in on those sunbeams....

hey you....good to see you.

Leovi said...

A beautiful poem to enjoy the beauty of life! Stunning photos!

BECKY said...

Lovely writing, Sue, as you always share with us! Thank you for that!

Grandma Honey said...

Life is all about enjoying and appreciating the moment and being grateful in it. So beautifully written Sue!

Gattina said...

Life can be so beautiful !

Pam Beers. said...

This is just beautiful. Very spiritual; just the thing to make me grateful for nature's beauty.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm definitely feeling lifted after reading this! I'm imagining sunshine on my face. Mmmmm.

Melody Harrison said...

Wow! Amazing photos and lovely words. xx

Judie said...

Beautiful, Sue. Once again, I am speechless.

yaya said...

When we lived in town our front yard had a big, beautiful maple tree. In the fall it was a glorious shade of yellow. Every morning the living room glowed with the sunrise. Your poem brought that sight to mind. I love the peaceful beauty of your poem...I miss the peaceful beauty of those mornings in that house!

Splendid Little Stars said...

"Tender mercies may seem fleeting,
but their goodness lingers on."

"Knowing that the night is coming, shall not wrest from me the dawn."

This poem is lovely! Thanks for sharing your words!

LeAnn said...

I have been wondering where you have been. I have so missed your posts. Today's poem and pictures were breathtaking. I loved the thoughts and I needs a bright moment of peace for my day.
Let me know how your dear mother and you are doing.
Blessings for you dear friend and hugs too.

Jenny said...

Thank you, my friend!

Bless you!

I really needed to read this today.

I am doing something very awful in the next hour and this will help me through.

Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts for the letter L, Miss Sue.

Hugs and A+++

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