Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Arizona Nights

Arizona nights
mesmerized by desert stars
and coyote calls



Photo Location: Orion ~ from: Catalina, Arizona 


Friday, January 12, 2018

Destination


The evening grows quiet.
The quiet melts into silence.

A suitable time for
a prayer of praise.



Words of worship
penetrating the clouds,
ascending the atmosphere;

already accepted
along the way
to their final
destination.
© 2018 Richard Havenga




Photo Location: Ohio Creek Rd. - GunnisonColorado 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Ballet Beneath the Stars


She was hoping the clouds would clear,
was waiting for darkness to arrive.

Waiting for the stars to begin
their silent, distant dance.

Ready to begin her own alone dance,
to the silent music playing in her head;


with no one in the universe watching,
except, perhaps, her guardian angels.

Under this glittering galaxy,
a ballet beneath the stars.


Grace and gratitude.
Close enough to feel.
© 2017 Richard Havenga



Photo Locations:

1. Art Prize ~ 2013 -Grand Rapids, Michigan

2. Orion ~ from Catalina, Arizona 


Friday, January 5, 2018

Into Tomorrow



Allow your eyes
to celebrate with
the land you live in.



Follow the arc of the sun,
the curve of the seasons,
the slow path of patient stars,
the grasses and trees 
dancing with the wind.



Be present
as time unfolds.

Carry with you
into tomorrow,
all that today offers.
© 2018 Richard Havenga




Photo Locations:

1. Centennial, Wyoming 

2. Longmont, Colorado 

3. Dayton , Wyoming 


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January Fields



silent as moonlight
in a January field
fox tracks in the snow

© 2018 Richard Havenga



Photo Location: Grattan Township - Kent County, Michigan