Joy Lives

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy! — Psalm 96:12 In sun-ray petals, in twilight lit dawning blooms — joy lives everywhere…. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not beContinue reading “Joy Lives”

Denouement

Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before…. — Ecclesiastes 3:15 What adornment does nature need? None other than the elemental realness of soil, water, nutrients — the truth of a fallen leaf, the honesty of split bark, the epiphany of scattered petals — all becoming a denouement of autumn, aContinue reading “Denouement”

Repose

Sunlight settled in a deep patch  of emerald revealing a tangle of petals and wings; nearby I lingered stilled and bewildered by the sheer beauty of tiny, overlooked things. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed withoutContinue reading “Repose”

Realm Walker

I’ve watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower…. — William Wordsworth Monarch of the leaves high stepping your greenery and crowned by sunrise. —C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

Dawning Praises

Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song.  —Psalm 57:8 You sing for me and the mountain before the others  rise, and I feel as if I could listen  to this symphony, your warbles and the quaking  leaves, until Jesus walks me home — suchContinue reading “Dawning Praises”

Daisy Stars

Where innocent bright-eyed daisies are, With blades of grass between, Each daisy stands up like a star Out of a sky of green. — Christina Rossetti A princess flower in her silken dress pressed white, a heart, impassioned. C.L. Fisher, October 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. FisherContinue reading “Daisy Stars”

A Waking Heart

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart. – Jane Austen We trust the bud will bloom.  even as we see the thorn-tipped  leaves holdfast the tender-heart, enclosing the fragrance  underneath the tightly wrapped silk until, one morning, the dew will call to waking the full blossom and scent-tinged beauty, unfurl the petals ofContinue reading “A Waking Heart”

The Offering

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life… — Proverbs 11:30 Each lemony petal seems ready to fall, the seeds, too, wait for the passing bee or butterfly to land,  to carry a new generation, disperse a gift asunder, and though we could  mourn the loss of a single petal, the sacrifice ofContinue reading “The Offering”