Thursday, April 4, 2013

A to Z Challenge


For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day. Today, Regina is taking one day at a time with the letter "D".



10 Days at the Convent
Day #2 : Blessing of the Blizzard


Perched Jesus stares
Over distant roads
Hushed
City buzz
Paused in storm

Beneath great pine drapes
I take blizzard wind’s advice
Stay still

Long enough
For eyelashes to fill
With snowflakes
And cheeks to burn

Follow the Juncos
Through knee-deep snow
Past an effigy
Of Francis praying

To a silent river of white
Where birds gather
Frozen berry feast
Winter’s bounty

Listen
With only nature’s whisper
In your ear

And find peace.

41 comments:

  1. Peaceful. Very peaceful.

    You and Juliet are so very talented!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! Glad you are enjoying our poetry. It really was difficult for me to do this but Juliet is a great motivator.

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  2. Gina and Juliet, you two are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing all these poems with us.

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    1. Ann,
      Thank you for being such a loyal reader! I love seeing your comments cause it's like I get a visit from you :)

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  3. Ah, a beautiful post to read this morning. Thank you!

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  4. So full of calm. One must drink a cup of honey-laced tea with this one.

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    1. Oh yeah. I am going to have to make another trip to Galena so I can get some more tea!

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  5. Lovely words to start the day! Thank you for this!

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  6. I got the image in my mind but I would like to have a picture of that. The words do inspire peace. :)

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  7. I have found that peace here in the canyon, much by letting nature whisper in my ear. I can relate so to this poem, thank you.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time listening to Nature. I think it is something we all need to do more :)

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  8. I can completely picture the peacefulness of that winter scene, right down to the red berries in the snow.

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  9. Great poem. I often find inner peace in nature, which is why I love National Parks.
    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

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  10. LOVE. love. love! :) And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! :)

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  11. It is always important to stop and listen to the peace and quiet of beautiful places.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  12. What a wonderful visual of Nature forcing us to stop and pay attention.

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  13. This is a perfect poem for meditating. Beautiful!

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  14. The line, "Take blizzard wind's advice stay still" moves me. Lovely poem.
    Jagoda at http://www.conflicttango.com

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  15. I like the "frozen berry feast." The birds around here didn't get theirs this winter, thanks to a pretty wacky weather year. I recently found your blog thanks to the A to Z Challenge, and am really enjoying the imagery in your poetry--it just clicks for me, which is nice, because I often struggle to interpret poems. To enable some of my readers to find and enjoy your site as well, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award on my own blog http://thingsiseeandknow.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/

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  16. Beautiful! I especially enjoyed this verse it really stood out in my mind for some reason:

    "Long enough
    For eyelashes to fill
    With snowflakes
    And cheeks to burn"

    A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson

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  17. I love the image of snowflakes on eyelashes. They have often been MY eyelashes. Lovely, lovely poem. May peace surround you always.

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  18. Beautiful poem. I immediately thought of a spiritual-silent retreat my former job used to go on in Germantown, Maryland. Very peaceful, silent, and very relaxing...just like your poem. Great post!

    Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I have been to this particular convent of three different retreats. The place radiates peace.

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  19. I really like the imagery of this poem...very well done! :)

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  20. Oh this was so lovely :)

    Congrats to you both on making it almost through the first week of A-Z!

    AJ Lauer
    #atozchallenge helper minion
    Twitter: @ayjaylauer

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