I am waiting for the slow, silver
approach of dawn,
and the birth of this new day:
Watching the arms of sturdy, old oaks,
arched and etched
in morning silhouettes.
The hint of color in wildflowers
before they're painted with light.
Anticipating the first notes
of birdsong before they're sung.
These many gifts of creation
waiting to be opened,
and another chance
to tell about them.
© 2016 Richard Havenga
1. & 2. Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan
3. Bindweed - Gun Lake - S.W. Michigan
4. Wood Thrush - Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan