Up Close

All the details I have missed
Are hiding what stays true
Adding pleasure to the kiss
Of life made ever new.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “macro” or close up photos.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. In the midst of taking precautions for this virus and the market crash, my smile is that the family seems closer together.

Sprouting From the Base

Fruit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5: 22-23
Gifts may come and gifts may go, but life is best when all
Like trees bear fruit of joy to share in peace and self-control.
Taste how patient kindness is 
With love and goodness, gentle bliss
As faithfulness through righteousness fulfills the ancient law.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where Bjorn is hosting with the theme of lists as the guiding source of a poem.

Windy Wavy Self-Control

Taboo

Chaos out of order
Looking for some cake.
Virus comes with market crash
Beyond the cliff down to the splash 
Into the burning lake.

Order out of chaos
Victorious and true.
Beyond the tribulations find
Sanctity to shield your mind
With everything you do.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme “taboo”. I am not sure how the photos fit the theme but I hope the poem does.

Painted Wall

Spring Has Sprung

The Spring is stirring from this cold dead white,
From dark beneath oppressive night.
The searching sun reveals how bright
And fresh is morning air.
May I walk within such light
Where mercy soothes, where tears turn right,
And humble hope plants flowers everywhere.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Prompt. Dale offered the theme of “Spring has sprung”.

Linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile with thoughts of a coming spring smile to everyone.

Also linked to dVerse Quadrille. De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting with the word “stir”.

Looking Forward to April

Job

Beyond those tribulations
His consolations grew.
Clouds ascend and may they end
But leave refreshing dew.

Linked to dVerse Open Link Night. Grace is hosting.

Gray Sky
Gray Sky

Apples

In fall I picked ripe apples;
In winter pruned them, too.
I drank hard cider, ate fresh fruit.
My dreams, thank God, did not take root
Like apple seedlings do.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Anmol is hosting with the theme “apples”.

Apples

Liquids

Wavy water, sunny sky, 
Smiling while white clouds float by.

Linked to The Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the prompt of “Liquids”.

Linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. My smile this week is much like my smile for the past weeks. Every day this past week has been an opportunity. I smile and hope I lived each well.

Bubbles at Rest and in Motion
Bubbles at Rest and in Motion