Monday, February 9, 2015


Waiting for opportunities
for the wind to carry you;

You being the outstretched 
wings of a hawk. Its feathered resistance
riding the updrafts higher and higher.
Inscribing invisible ovals into the air,
traceless in a transparent sky.

You being the silken, feathery fibers
of the milkweed seed, 
parachuting horizontally
toward a new horizon, 

to wait over winter 
for promised germination,
hoping for conditions that will allow

You being the patient person
waiting for your life to become
what it is meant to be;
richer than it is, 
soaring to new a vision,
growing with inspiration
from the Spirit within.
©2015 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. Lincoln Lake - Kent County, Michigan

2. Lafayette, Colorado

3. Grand River Nature Area - Ada, Michigan