Morning Reflections

by | Aug 4, 2012 | Saturday

Morning Reflections

What is this unfolding, this slow-

going unraveling of gift held

in hands open

to the wonder and enchantment of it all?

What is this growing, this rare

showing, like blossoming

of purple spotted forests

by roadsides grown weary with winter months?

Seasons affected, routinely disordered

by playful disturbances of divine glee

weaving through limbs with

sharpened shards of mirrored light,

cutting dark spaces, interlacing creation,

commanding life with whimsical delight.

 What is this breaking, this hopeful

re-making, shifting stones, addressing dry bones,

dizzying me with blessings,

intercepting my grieving

and raising the dead all around me?

~ Enuma Okoro 

We’re walking along the Bonnechere River in morning stillness, among awakening campers tucked under broad tents and Coleman lanterns. Waving goodbye to the transcendent beauty of this place until we return again next year.

Wherever your weekend takes you, make you see His reflection in the hello of a new day.

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  1. Holly Michael


  2. lolitavalle

    Does this signal the end of summer? Are we at the threshold of crisp air and orange canopies? Almost. Then schools will be reopening their doors to anxious pupils fresh from the bake.

    Thank you for the lovely poem and the reminder of another hello from a new day full of opportunities and mercies.

    Have a happy and restful weekend, Shelly.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Life’s seasons do fly by so quickly don’t they? Before you know it, we will be decorating the Christmas tree.

  3. Sherrey

    Your post has calmed my soul on this coming busy weekend. Thanks so much!

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad Sherrey. It’s a peaceful place where we vacation, I’m glad to share a piece of it.

  4. Jennifer RIchardson

    shifting stones, addressing dry bones…….oh so beautiful.
    deeply, life-givingly beautiful.
    dizzying me with blessings, indeed!
    writing this down with glad thanks
    for this wonderful share!

  5. Joanne Norton

    Beautiful… as usual.

    Blessings from you to me and me to you.

  6. Joan

    Shelly – beautiful photos and thoughts.


  7. Dea

    Welcome home sweet friend.

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