Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In the Present



I'm taking my time,
entering the present,
allowing the nature
of my surroundings
to gather gently,
drift in slowly,
like the soft glow 
of restful luminosity.



I inhale deeply 
the favored scent
of Ponderosa Pine;
the bark and needles
warmed by afternoon sun.



Quieting myself,
the chorus of birdsong
becomes more noticeable;
amplifying the joy
inside my soul.



Like a silvery veil of rain
drifting over distant foothills,
and nourishing the pines,
I bathe in the shower of words
offered by the Holy Spirit.





I am moved by sight, scent, and sound,
and a sense of his presence within.


© 2014 Richard Havenga




Photo Locations:

1. & 4. Tin Cup, Colorado (Colorado)

2. Rocky Mountain National Park, (RMNP) Colorado

3. Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan (Michigan)