Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence; listen to the world speak to you, Derek Walcott
Shine forth, oh winter tease
Grant that eyes consume your freeze
In beauty anxieties welcome rest
Demonstrations of all that’s blessed
Thou hath no wounds to call forth pain
In peace and quiet we have lain
Allowing winter’s healing magic test
Draw us to yon branches cold and bare
Forgetting discomforts of frozen air
Allowing beauty to charm our souls
With the love and patience of the bold.
Thinly laid rays of light
In shades of gray on gray.
Against a rooftop slate
While saplings bend
Before the wind
Thin legs barely
The prompt for today is to make a list of things that can’t be frozen.
I thought this was a very interesting prompt, and immediately thought ‘everything can be frozen today, but I was wrong’
. Surprisingly when I first began, I could only come up with two ideas, love and hate. Then the door slowly opened and I couldn’t write them down fast enough. The following is my list.
- love 10.a smile
- hate 11.a decision
- thoughts 12. hope
- worship 13. salvation
- gratitude 14. forgiveness
- assistance 15. reconciliation
- concern 16. sanctification
- beauty 17. hunger
- laughter 18. sorrow Of course there are thousands of other words, but these resonate with me as being ‘different’. Do you see it? These are ‘God’ words. They are the words that He loves to see and hear in our vocabulary, words that He is pleased to see in our actions with others, words that indicate we turn to Him as mentor and are guided in daily life by His advocate the Holy Spirit. This is what spirituality is all about. Living and teaching in love, one to another. This is how we follow Him and how he allows us to become like Him.
Winter days bite
Like hungry dogs
Nipping eyes and ears
Probing for tears
To freeze and shine
Piercing, wild winds
Swirl as caution
Urges steps to
That end with
That swoop and
Swirl and laugh at
Such a fine day.