Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dancing with boulders


breath from the river
visible as silver mist
dancing with boulders
© 2017 Richard Havenga




Photo Location

Arkansas River - Buena VistaColorado





Monday, May 22, 2017

Green Mansions


I walk into these woods;
green upon green,
shade upon shade,
under a summer canopy,
inside a living tapestry,
with Spirit voices singing:

"In my father's house
are many mansions." 
John 14:2
© 2017 Richard Havenga




Photo Location: Home Woods - Cannonsburg, Michigan 

Friday, May 19, 2017

changes in the light


In every season
he was always attuned to
changes in the light.

© 2017 Richard Havenga



Photo LocationGrand Teton National Park - Wyoming





Monday, May 15, 2017

Entering the Twilight

Entering the 
twilight of my life,
I'm walking through
mountains of memory,
searching for treasures
to be illuminated,

slowing down

for a longer look.

Following this path

I'm now on,
pursuing my passion
for the word;
spoken to me
and through me.

Pulling something

from the invisible;
making it visible.

Drawing something

from the silence
to let it be heard.

Accepting the invitation

to praise
his creation.

Using these gifts

to give the glory
back to God.

Pouring humble words

onto this page
from the vessel
of my soul.
© 2017 Richard Havenga





Photo Locations:

1. & 2. Grand Teton National Park - from: Moran, Wyoming




Monday, May 8, 2017

Heaven's Door



Purity unfolds;
is revealed
as a curved white cross,
a shallow chalice;
petals streaked
with a drop of blood.

From the understory,
dogwood blossoms
reach for blue sky,
for life-giving sun,
before dense leaves
crowd the canopy.



Before the petals
descend
to the earth.

Before the knock
on Heaven's door
can be answered.
© 2017 Richard Havenga






Photo Locations

1. & 2. Ada Township - Kent County, Michigan

3. Vergennes Township - Kent County, Michigan


Friday, May 5, 2017

Angel Voices


When I close my eyes in church,
at the Friday morning mass,
the transparent voices
of the children's choir
mingle with the 
voices of angels.

And the people
in the pews 
at St. Patrick's
are praying:
"Let us rejoice
and be glad!"
© 2017 Richard Havenga
Psalm 118:24




Photo Location:

St. Patrick's Church - Parnell, Michigan


Monday, May 1, 2017

See More


This morning
I plan to drive 
the country roads
in my old pickup;
scanning fence posts
and barbed wires for
the sun-yellow breast
of the Meadowlark.



It's a worthy goal to pursue,
on this fine Saturday morning
with nothing better to do.

Would you like to ride along?

Grab your binoculars, let's go.
Together, we can see more.
© 2017 Richard Havenga




Photo Locations:

1. & 2. Western Meadowlark - Marvel, Colorado