Category: Grateful to God

all the fields



gentle growing snowfall
evergreens heavy-laden
and bearing the weight
with such ease

all the fields
that will soon be
corn and soybeans
wheat and wildflowers

prepared for planting

* * *

This is a poem from the archives on this blog (February 2012).  The previous title is “snow on the fields.”

The “Purple Floral Endpaper” is courtesy of Reusable Art – Breathing New Life Into Old Art.

whatsoever . . .


things are true,

whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

think on these things.

~ from Philippians 4: 8 (KJV) ~

The dahlia and wheatfield pictures are courtesy of wpclipart.

Post updated on September 14, 2014.


Short Poems About Trees

Reviewing my work revealed that I often write about trees.  So I created this collection.  Hope you enjoy!

one month ends
another begins
evergreen branches
frame the night sky


tree branches
and winter white sky
poem on the page


 wind freeing the snow
from evergreen branches


river of light
along the evergreens
the friends who stayed


wind uplifting
the branches of trees


small branch growing
from the old tree trunk


gentle spring winds
in evergreen trees
the friendship we grew

for Enola

“Gentle spring winds” was the Top Post for this blog in 2011.
The title of the post is “Haiku For Mother’s Day” (May 7, 2011).

losses in life
low setting sun
through branches of trees
now rises again
as birds quietly sing


patterns on my floor
moving with the breeze
sun from the West
branches of leaves

Published in TIME OF SINGING (2011).

Psalm 1: 3 (KJV) :

And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Photo of hosta and tree by Karl.

Job 23 As Gold

gold images in snowscapes – corn cribs

It amazes me how the same images continue to inspire, for decades.  Not trying to say anything new, but hope to express what I see better!

My cousin, Paul, left his land to the Boscobel School District in Wisconsin.  It’s now called The Paul Brandt School Forest and they recently planted a native prairie too.

But he knoweth

the way that I take:

when he hath tried me,

I shall come forth as gold.

Job 23:10 (KJV)