Monday, July 13, 2015

Small Blessings



Each day
holds small blessings
quietly disguised as:


Lobed Cardinal Flowers;
soft-petaled,
intensely scarlet,
thriving within 
summer's deep shade.


Towering Horsetails;
rigid, ribbed straws
firmly sheathed
and stacked
in storeys. 



Dangling Jewelweed;
an orange ornament,
an invitation funneling
into suspended
secret chambers.


Supple Jewelweed;
droplets of orange,
tiny trumpets of nectar
inviting bees
and hummingbirds. 

I have a feeling that you
have reflected on these thoughts
yourself,
held, perhaps, within the deep, quiet
shade of your heart.
© 2015 Richard Havenga



Photo Locations:

Ada Township - Kent County, Michigan