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Shy little boy
Reaches for my hand.
My heart melts.
By Martha L Shaw – ©- 4-9-2014
14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.
16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.
Photography Copyright Martha L Shaw 4-8-14
He weaves my dreams
Together with His own
And the result
Is far greater
Than anything I could imagine!
Ny Martha L Shaw – © 4-5-2014
It was a trying day.
I sat down to decompress
And thoughts swirled about me
Like a tornado
On a path to destruction.
I couldn’t escape them.
There you were.
Your loving nudge went unnoticed,
Then you reached out again
With a loving touch
That kissed my very soul within me.
My focus on you was divided at first,
But again you reached out to me
And you were both gentle and strong.
The tornado of emotion passed me by.
There were no words,
Nor any sound at all between us,
But your touch restored me
And I met yours with my own,
Reminded of God’s love
By the affection of a greyhound . . .
Why can’t a servant of God
Run on four legs?
Today, one did.
By Martha L Shaw – © 5-2-2013
A visit with my friend Kim’s dog inspired this poem. Pictured here are both her dog and my friend Mary’s dog. Retired greyhounds make wonderful family pets. For more information on adopting a greyhound, visit this site: http://www.adoptcharlestongreys.org/
Originally posted on Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin:
Don Wentworth is the Editor for the April 2014 Per Diem collection at THF. The theme is “Transcendence.”
Also, John Stevenson is leading their first Renku Session. I hope to spend some time learning about renku in the next weeks and months.
National Haiku Poetry Day is April 17.
Here’s the link for…
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