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