Morning’s Delight

Central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park is located a short drive from my home.  I frequently walk the park, and a recent one inspires this poem.  Enjoy these photos taken back in April, 2019.

Sunrise greets another morning walk.

Alarm clock spurring

Nature park invites

Sweet song birds stirring

This morning’s delight


Sunrise opens sky

Clouds sliding away

Welcomes this Buckeye

Creation’s ballet


Quiet moments smile

Spirit walks each trail

Partner with each mile

Fresh air to inhale


Life’s cherished highlights

Blessed start to day

Nature’s revered sights

Moments filled with play


Joyful heart, rejoice

Walk comes to its end

Creation’s brisk voice

Morning’s steady friend

Tranquil spring morning along Walnut Creek.

Nature’s Trifecta (Haiku Series #172)

Each Morning

Blessed sunrise wakes

World stops its endless spinning—

Tranquility calls

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Take a Moment

Nature’s sights and sounds

Creation’s rhythm singing—

Pause and soak it in

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Life Awakens

Newness of each spring

Opening fresh avenues—

Sacred life takes root

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God’s Presence

From Psalm 19:1:  “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork.”

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Witnessing God’s presence

Singing of His glory

Creation shouts with joy

Reading Bible’s story


Declaring His knowledge

Forming this earthly place

Father’s ageless Word speaks

Filling eternal grace


Blessing heavens above

Seeing Creator’s hand

God’s perfect plan at work

Spanning across this land


Soaring with each sunrise

Praising from empty tomb

Son of God defeats death

Breathing faith, now in bloom


Lasting Word from God’s heart

Covering creation

Blessed rock and refuge

Forming life’s foundation


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From Psalm 19:14:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Divine Masterpiece

From 1 Timothy 4:4-5:  “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.”

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Looking down from Heaven

Viewing God’s creation

His divine masterpiece

Touching eternity


Scaling lofty mountains

Traversing snowcapped peaks

Holy divine witness

Sustaining life’s purpose


Feeling wind’s gentle touch

Fording mighty rivers

God’s lasting masterpiece

Sailing to calmest seas


Walking fertile valleys

Nurturing blessed life

Steady divine presence

Harvesting earth’s treasures


Sharing nature’s seasons

Supporting life’s stages

His living masterpiece

Breathing with God’s Spirit


Sowing life from His seed

Preserving life’s harvest

Father’s divine wishes

Blessing each sacred life


Waking up each morning

Tasting each mystery

His divine masterpiece

Praising God’s gentle hands


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From Genesis 8:22:  “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

Monday Memories: Nocturnal Beauty

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A magnificent oak tree stands center in a park

Waiting with quiet majesty in the solitary dark


The blackness of night only adds to the scene

Bringing tranquility and peace, free and clean


Trees with fruit blossoms, in full view even at night

Sending forth a fragrance, invigorating and right


Tiny green leaves are growing out on the tall trees

Waving from a gentle breath of the wind with ease


In the distance, glowing lights enhance a background

Providing a reverent atmosphere without any sound


A bit of shining moonlight fashions extra to see

Moving and playful shadows amongst the trees


Even at night, God’s creation sparkles all new

Painting for each evening, a breathtaking view


The eastern light rises to create the dawn

Crooning birds welcome a newborn fawn


The stillness begins to wake-up from its rest

Leaving its nocturnal beauty, always the best!

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Awesome Mystery

From Genesis 1:1-2:  “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.”

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God nurtures His creation

Sharing its ageless treasures

Rising with life’s morning sun

Earth boldly sings with pleasure


Love passed with each spoken word

Flowing through God’s gentle hands

Breathing newness with each day

Earth remembers where He stands


Unsurpassed beauty looks up

Praising God’s own perfection

Shining from Heaven’s mirror

Earth glows in His reflection


Awesome mystery to touch

Inheriting Master’s aim

Setting sun applauds each day

Earth salutes His Holy name


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From 1 Timothy 4:4-5:  “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.”

Glory in Creation

From Psalm 19:14:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

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Lofty heavens proclaiming

God’s awesome, mighty glory

Creation’s lasting showcase

His handiwork, our story


From day to day, night to night

Our Lord’s knowledge powers forth

His Spirit sustaining life

Praising His glory, henceforth


Covering soaring heavens

Faithful sunrise to sunset

Life manifests on this earth

Walking within God’s mindset


Nothing hidden from God’s eyes

Realm filled with wisdom and truth

His law always runs perfect

Commandments shout with pure truth


Coming forward, fear our Lord

Following Holy decrees

More precious than finest gold

Sweeter than honey, shall please


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From Psalm 19:13:  “Keep back your servant also from proud thoughts; do not let them have dominion over me.  Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression.

Monday Memories: Nourishing Love

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A beautiful garden planted in the spring with great love

Flowers and vegetables blessed with peace from above


Every detail carefully planned and tenderly done

All this fertile soil needs now is water and sun


The first few weeks bring excitement and growth

Green buds and a bit of color are amazing both


One week goes by without any tender loving care

The young, immature plants now seem a bit scared


I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?


Another week passes along without feeling a human hand

The fragile plants begin a slow march back to the land


I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?


A third week arrives with unhappiness and despair

The once promising garden can’t surely be repaired


I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?


From high above comes His promise to bring rain

Soon a gentle, nourishing mist reduces the pain


Humans need to be fed from above by Him

We must ask Him gently like singing a hymn


Without loving care, the garden and people will perish

The Lord adores all of His creation with love to cherish


Let us never, ever wonder and say . . .


I am thirsty for a drink, can’t you see!

Why have you forgotten all about me?


To have little faith isn’t part of our day!


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Nourishing Spirit

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Nature lives forever

By her Creator’s hand

Nourishing spirit guides


Sunrise greeting each day

Life revolves ‘round her grace

Lighting earthly journey


Gentle winds bring comfort

Music from nature’s band

Breathing with its rhythm


Grassy plains stretching far

Lofty mountains border

Sharing abounding life


Beauty arrives by air

Birds of many colors

Singing nature’s chorus


Majestic trees arise

Redwoods reaching heavens

Scaling fate’s boldest heights


Creator’s view from clouds

Seeing creatures below

Serving nature’s purpose


Rivers ever flowing

Dogged spirit guiding

Reaching each shining sea


God’s time always endures

Creation spawns nature

Breathing, living, endless


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