Wednesday, July 16, 2014
sometimes i breathe
after the blasting heat
of the hours before,
and the wilting hot damp
that will not let me draw a breath –
gilded light glazes trees and hillside
till they flow with the promise
of glory days to come
and reflected majesty;
warming this lonely earth
(and the ache inside).
summer skies are
bleached the pale of well-worn denim;
soft enough to wrap weary hearts
and tired bones of tired mamas,
and swimmers well-spent from miles of laps,
and skaters chilled from hours of spinning jumps,
and dogs panting
from just one more lap around the field.
this is the quiet time –
when the breeze sweeps in
on the back of the swallows,
tipping into shadow,
as birds dive for empty ripples;
remembering they have no need to fear;
they are cared for –
this is the hallowed moment
(the time between times)
and in this moment,
sometimes I breathe.
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I'm joining Simply Beth for her Three Word Wednesday link up. It's been over a month since I joined this circle of writers, and I have missed them. For this link up, choose three words; share a post, photo, or scripture that highlights those three words; link up here; and share some encouragement and blog love with other writers.
I'm also so very pleased to be joining my dear friend Jenn for her No Words Are Needed link up. I thought since this was one of my own photos this time, I'd share here. Jenn has such a beautiful, generous heart - I hope you'll take a moment to visit her blog and read her words.