Weaving words of grace and gratitude through the fabric of my photography, I wish to share the everyday miracles of God's creation. Writing with a blend of curiosity, discovery, and spirituality, I invite the reader-viewer along a trail of words and images; thoughtfully selected and graciously given.
I was inspired to write this poem after viewing this photograph by Julia Thomas titled: "Soulful Regrets".
He belongs on this Chicago street like a chiseled sculpture belongs in an art museum. His memories now hidden among the creases and the shadows. Long days in black and white that never quite attained the colorful dreams of his youth.
Taste the delicious light this lucent day in April. Smell the soil coming alive from overnight rain showers. Hear the chorus of birdsong rise like secrets from the woods. See the tapered tree buds swelling with vigorous life. Touch the open hand of God with gratitude for creation.
April 2 is a very meaningful date in my life for three reasons:
The birthday of Aaron Havenga, (April 2, 1975 ~ November 20, 1994).
The 42nd anniversary of my Journal (April 2, 1975 ~ present)
The fifth anniversary of: Walk With FatherNature(April 2, 2012 ~ present) I title this anniversary post "Harvest of Riches" because I want to gather into the storage barn...
... a bushel of my favorite poems from recent years. It was difficult to choose from the 340 poems stored securely within these stone walls, but please open these old doors, and read the twelve favorites this old poet has harvested from the archives... (Click on the highlighted titles to go to that post) The Same Sun ~ August 5, 2013 Unspoken ~ September 30, 2013 Only Silence Remains ~ October 14, 2013 Aspen Fire ~ October 21, 2013 You ~ February 5, 2014 Witness ~ August 18, 2014 Future Prayer ~ November 17, 2014 God Whispers ~ June 8, 2015 words dreaming ~ January 4, 2016 How These Words Became a Poem ~ March 14, 2016 Given ~ December 2, 2016 Desire Waiting ~ February 6, 2017 Thank you to all of my loyal viewers, and to those who have recently arrived. I hope you will explore the hundreds of entries in the TOPICS section, and search the ARCHIVES through the 600 posts I've written over these five years. I would love it if you would insert your email into the white slot above, to receive WWFN free each week. Please continue to follow my work, and share WWFN with your friends. I sincerely appreciate your presence. Gratefully, Richard Havenga