Sunday, December 14, 2014

We Walk in Wonder



The Alberni Valley after storm
by The Heart of Vancouver Island


Through the blue skies and the grey
we walk in wonder.
In the valley, on the peaks,
by the sea, along the creeks,
by the river, on its shore
is only wonder.

As the clouds drape  shawls
around the mountains' shoulders,
as the winter morning grey
grows ever colder,
as the slowly drifting clouds
dreamily spin this planet 'round,
within our sight is only wonder
to be found.

When your heart grows faint and weary
in December,
when there is pain in everything
that you remember,
when all that you loved is gone,
and all of life is moving on,
nature's beauty is both solace
and source of wonder.

When your heart is too heavy
with tears to carry,
and the Christmas songs are sounding
just too merry,
lift your eyes up to the hills.
The beauty there is magic, still.
In every instance, if we but look,
we walk in wonder.


12 comments:

  1. Such beautiful words to remember....looking to nature does give me solace even when nature brings such devastation

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  2. There is so much beauty in the video, Sherry. Hard to know of the destruction. But, your words struck the right chord, reminding us of how wondrous our world really is.

    Elizabeth

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  3. I like your repetition of the line "we walk in wonder" because it affects the way that I understand nature to be. We always walk in wonder every time we are with mother nature. Some people don't see it, but this poem certainly can help us to remember. :)

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  4. The ache, the joy, the wonder. Thnak you for this walk in wonder.

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  5. I specially like this: nature's beauty is both solace
    and source of wonder. Indeed, we have to walk and see the beauty around us, even in winterland ~

    Wishing you a wonderful week Sherry ~

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  6. Flows beautifully like lyrics of a song.

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  7. This is just so good.. just what I need in these dark times.. the rhymes works so well to drive the poem forward, and this is just what I think many would need rather than sting of false happiness the christmas songs convey.

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  8. The beauty is always there, isn't it Sherry, awaiting our recognition...

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  9. We do walk in wonder, don't we! Thank you for reminding me to look up and out at the beauty that surrounds us - I needed to read this today, Sherry - thank you!

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  10. We do walk in wonder, don't we! Thank you for reminding me to look up and out at the beauty that surrounds us. I needed to read this today, Sherry - thank you!

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