Friday, November 16, 2012

"Lingering"



 
Willows
weeping softly,
gathering the glow
of evening sunlight.
 
Dark branches
supporting slender twigs,
dangling golden sprays
above calm lake.
 
Cirrus and stratus
painting with pastel
brushstrokes of
lavender and pink.
 
Ever changing,
time draining
the delicate color
from thin clouds.
 
 
Thanking God
for the gift of sight,
for this moment
of comfort, contentment.
 
 
Wanting it to last.
 
  
 Wanting to stay,
knowing each
precious moment
soon fades
away.
 
 
 
 Lingering still
in the deepening dusk;
gratitude expressed
through a prayer
whispered, and
I believe,
received.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Click on photos to enlarge)
 
Photo Location:  McCarthy Lake,  Kent County,  Michigan